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Does Ethics Have a Chance in a World of Consumers?

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$23.50 • £18.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674033511

Publication Date: 05/15/2009

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288 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Institute for Human Sciences Vienna Lecture Series

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Zygmunt Bauman’s voice is as exemplary as it is powerful. He writes not only in Max Weber’s spirit, but also in that of Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, as well as Hannah Arendt and Norbert Elias. This is a very important collection by one of the leading thinkers of our time.—Ron Eyerman, Yale University

This thoughtful and elegant little book by one of the world’s most humble but distinguished intellectuals conveys a sense that the wisdom of a lifetime is being distilled here in a pithy but above all in a usable form.—Paul Gilroy, London School of Economics

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