Arrangement nr. 3:
Dato: 13. januar 2009
Tema: Kommunikation af det borgerlige og kapitalistiske budskab
Ordstyrer: Kasper Støvring
Litteratur: D.N. McCloskey - The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce
"The bourgeois life, capitalism, Mencken’s “booboisie” and David Brooks’s “bobos”—all have been, and still are, framed as being responsible for everything from financial to moral poverty, world wars, and spiritual desuetude. Countering these centuries of assumptions and unexamined thinking is Deirdre McCloskey’s The Bourgeois Virtues, a magnum opus that offers a radical view: capitalism is good for us.McCloskey’s sweeping, charming, and even humorous survey of ethical thought and economic realities—from Plato to Barbara Ehrenreich—overturns every assumption we have about being bourgeois. ... The Bourgeois Virtues is nothing less than a dazzling reinterpretation of Western intellectual history, a dead-serious reply to the critics of capitalism—and a surprising page-turner."
Link til Google Books- http://books.google.com/books?id=-A296D5B2FoC&printsec=frontcover&hl=da&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0