Another View of Industrialism

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byWilliam Mitchell Bowack

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVI THE MORAL ELEMENT IN ECONOMICS MORALS govern the mutual relations of the members of society. Economics is one of these mutual relationships. There can therefore never have been a time since the dawn of industry that economics have not been affected by morals, their forms and forces, and when industry has not affected morals in return. As a matter of fact, it could be shown that in priority of time the supply of man's necessities must have preceded anything in the nature of what we recognise as morals. But very early in the industrial movement morals must have crept in. Since the time of authentic history, and long before, we find them coexisting and inter-related. They coexist now. For a full understanding of industrialism we propose to see how much of morals enters as an effective force into the operations of industry, the character of the influence, and the reaction of industrial forces upon the moral movement itself. As this thesis is not a discourse on morals per se, and is not interested in formulating or proving any system of morals, we start in this examination without any pronouncement in favour of any particular system or school of morals. We shall therefore confine ourselves to the statement of the simple facts of the case as they affect industrialism. The inferences from these facts we leave to be drawn by moralists themselves. As a movement in itself, industrialism is at once narrower and wider than morals per se. It is wider because it embraces physiological, scientific, aesthetic and logical elements equally with those of morals. And it is narrower, because morals per se have a governing relation in all departments of human activity--in law, politics, militarism, art, science and religion. While all these movements share in the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVI THE MORAL ELEMENT IN ECONOMICS MORALS govern the mutual relations of the members of society. Economics is one of ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217685919

ISBN - 13:9780217685917

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