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The Resource The vice of luxury : economic excess in a consumer age, David Cloutier

The vice of luxury : economic excess in a consumer age, David Cloutier

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The vice of luxury : economic excess in a consumer age
Title
The vice of luxury
Title remainder
economic excess in a consumer age
Statement of responsibility
David Cloutier
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The problem of luxury has been neglected in contemporary Christian theology and philosophy, as well as in the broader social debate about the morality of our common economic life. And according to moral theologian David Cloutier this neglect of luxury has had harmful consequences: Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian traditions are filled with critiques of luxury as a vice that is destructive both to individual persons and to society. Current and recent studies of economic ethics focus on the structural problems of poverty, of international trade, of workers' rights--but rarely if ever do such studies speak directly to the excesses of the wealthy, including the middle classes of advanced economies. What happened? Why has the unquenchable pursuit of a luxury lifestyle gotten a free pass? In interpreting luxury as a moral problem, Cloutier proposes a new approach to economic ethics that moves beyond pro-market v. anti-market screeds and focuses attention on our everyday economic choices. In Part 1 he surveys the history of Christian attitudes toward luxury and greed and provides a primer on economics; in Part 2 he examines the meaning of luxury and how to develop a prudential ethic of consumption that is compatible with Christian morality
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Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
Dewey number
241/.68
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1535.L9
LC item number
C58 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The moral traditions series
Label
The vice of luxury : economic excess in a consumer age, David Cloutier
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Why Luxury? -- Chapter 1. Luxury in History : A Brief Survey -- Chapter 2. Neglected Vice : How Luxury Degrades Us, Our Work, and Our Communities -- Chapter 3. Neglected Sacramentality : Why Luxury Blocks a Spirituality of our Material Goods -- Chapter 4. Neglecting Positionality : Why Luxury Does Not Necessarily Help the Economy -- Chapter 5. Luxury Defined -- Chapter 6. Luxury and Social Context : Who Has More Than Enough? -- Chapter 7. Luxury and Necessity : What is Enough? -- Chapter 8. Luxury and Sacrament : What's Beyond Enough? -- Conclusion. Resisting with Discipline, Responding with Hope
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 315 pages
Isbn
9781626162563
Lccn
2015007450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)906798120
Label
The vice of luxury : economic excess in a consumer age, David Cloutier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Why Luxury? -- Chapter 1. Luxury in History : A Brief Survey -- Chapter 2. Neglected Vice : How Luxury Degrades Us, Our Work, and Our Communities -- Chapter 3. Neglected Sacramentality : Why Luxury Blocks a Spirituality of our Material Goods -- Chapter 4. Neglecting Positionality : Why Luxury Does Not Necessarily Help the Economy -- Chapter 5. Luxury Defined -- Chapter 6. Luxury and Social Context : Who Has More Than Enough? -- Chapter 7. Luxury and Necessity : What is Enough? -- Chapter 8. Luxury and Sacrament : What's Beyond Enough? -- Conclusion. Resisting with Discipline, Responding with Hope
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 315 pages
Isbn
9781626162563
Lccn
2015007450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)906798120

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