Neo-liberalism and its threat to moral agency

Bob Brecher

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtue and Economy
Subtitle of host publicationEssays on Morality and Markets
EditorsA. Bielskis, K. Knight
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781472412560
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2015


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