Morality in the Age of Political Redemption
Title: Morality in the Age of Political Redemption
Subject Classification: Politics and Government, Morals, Philosophy, History
BIC Classification: JP, HPQ, HP
BISAC Classification: POL058000, PHI005000, POL010000
Binding: Hardback, pp.256
Publication date: 6th October 2023
ISBN (printed book): 978-1-80441-119-3
ISBN (web pdf): 978-1-80441-120-9
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In modern times politics in the Western world has become the ultimate source of morality, with the decline of religious and spiritual certainties. Today, public legitimacy, both political and moral, can only be derived from the idea that authority is based on individual decisions. The foundation of modern Western morality is based on the priority of the individual, hence the entitlement of modern democracy.
This book is a case in favour of communal based individualism. Narrow-minded individualism can only lead to modern forms of nihilistic morality, such as egoism and narcissism. Today the schisms of morality within Western culture are more and more visible; between the USA and Europe; and within Europe, which has been exacerbated by the rift between Europe and Russia. The book argues that if these schisms are not handled in a moral sense, then Nietzsche’s prediction that Europe was to face two hundred years of nihilism might come true, and would threaten Western civilization.
Author: Professor András Lánczi is Research Professor of Political Philosophy at Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
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