The Resource Freedom & its discontents : reflections on four decades of American moral experience, Peter Marin

Freedom & its discontents : reflections on four decades of American moral experience, Peter Marin

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Freedom & its discontents : reflections on four decades of American moral experience
Title
Freedom & its discontents
Title remainder
reflections on four decades of American moral experience
Statement of responsibility
Peter Marin
Title variation
Freedom and its discontents
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • For more than thirty years Peter Marin has been thinking about and writing about the moral life of America. His is a rare voice - a writer of the Left who is also a critic of the Left; a secularist who sees modern secular humanism as a failing movement, nearly bankrupt; a thinker who ventures out into the actual world to engage himself directly in the lives of the people about whom he writes. Most often these are society's voiceless and ignored, the spiritually wounded, the down-and-out - welfare mothers, war-damaged veterans, the homeless
  • His topics are diverse: the tidal chaos that is adolescence; the foolishness and hedonism of our pop therapies; the unquestioning acceptance of authority that he finds among the followers of a Tibetan Buddhist in Boulder, Colorado; a review of the Vietnam films of Francis Ford Coppola and Michael Cimino which becomes, in Marin's hands, a protracted meditation on the moral pain of the men and women who fought that war. Unifying all of these essays is his unwavering attention to the moral and ethical meanings that lie behind our actions (or lack of action) and his consistent questioning of how we go about finding the magnanimity we owe to all human life in the face of "our fears of strangeness, our hatred of deviance, our love of order and control."
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DLC
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Marin, Peter
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
.M36 1995
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
  • United States
  • Social values
  • Ethics
  • Ethik
  • Ethics
  • Moral conditions
  • Social conditions
  • Social values
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Freedom & its discontents : reflections on four decades of American moral experience, Peter Marin
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Essays
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fiery vehemence of youth -- The new narcissism -- Spiritual obedience -- Coming to terms with Vietnam -- Living in moral pain -- Helping and hating the homeless -- The prejudice against men -- Virginia's story -- Freedom and its discontents
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 265 pages
Isbn
9781883642242
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94034344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31076141
  • (OCoLC)ocm31076141
Label
Freedom & its discontents : reflections on four decades of American moral experience, Peter Marin
Publication
Copyright
Note
Essays
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fiery vehemence of youth -- The new narcissism -- Spiritual obedience -- Coming to terms with Vietnam -- Living in moral pain -- Helping and hating the homeless -- The prejudice against men -- Virginia's story -- Freedom and its discontents
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 265 pages
Isbn
9781883642242
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94034344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31076141
  • (OCoLC)ocm31076141

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