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Beyond Fear and Greed?

Shearmur, Jeremy


Amid debates about the "end of socialism" in the wake of the collapse of communism, it is argued that several of socialism's "ethical aims" might yet be revived within a market structure. G. A. Cohen (in Franklin, Jane [Ed], 1997) has objected to both "market-wise" liberalism or socialism on ethical grounds, arguing that they rely on self-interest - specifically, "greed & fear" - to motivate people. Here, his claims are addressed in a larger discussion of several other arguments against...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Philosophy and Policy


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