Capitalism and Religion: The Price of Piety

1st Edition

Philip Goodchild

Routledge
Published June 20, 2002
Reference - 280 Pages
ISBN 9780415282246 - CAT# RU24575

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Summary

Our global ecological crisis demands that we question the rationality of the culture that has caused it: western modernity's free market capitalism. Philip Goodchild develops arguments from Nietzsche, Adorno, Horkheimer, and Marx, to suggest that our love of Western modernity is an expression of a piety in which capitalism becomes a global religion, in practice, if not always in belief. This book presents a philosophical alternative that demands attention from philosophers, critical theorists, philosophers of religion, theologians, and those in ecological politics.

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