First, neo-liberalism requires a non-cognitivist view of morality, and all such views in effect (if not by intention) deny morality (as I have argued elsewhere). Second, it insists that the simulacrum of morality that remains pertains only to individuals’ individual lives – that’s to say, our “private” lives, where of course non-cognitivist views of morality might have such plausibility as they do. So, third, neo-liberalism is necessarily anti-moral.
|Title of host publication||Virtue and economy: essays on morality and markets|
|Editors||A. Bielskis, K. Knight|
|Place of Publication||London, UK|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|