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Title: The Fiscal State, the market and the citizens' moral capacity in the secularized society
Authors: Gorini, Stefano
Keywords: moral capacity
secularized society
Issue Date: May-2001
Publisher: CEIS
Series/Report no.: Quaderni CEIS; 163
Abstract: The claims in this essay are of three types, philosophical, historical and sociological. The basic philosophical claim concerns the concepts of social solidarity, moral capacity, secular-scientific worldview, and their relationships. Social solidarity means respect for the interests of the other human beings, as interests having in society the same value as one’s own. Moral capacity means believing in moral values, where these are universal principles giving an absolute meaning to human life. In this sense a person may possess social solidarity and yet no real moral capacity, while the secular-scientific worldview is intrinsically devoid of moral values because it has no room for absolute meanings. However, individual liberty-independence, properly defined, is the only absolute meaning of human life, and thus the only moral value, compatible with the secular worldview. The basic historical claim is that in the west, following the transition from feudal-aristocratic to capitalist-...
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2108/279
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