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The Resource The moral foundations of social institutions : a philosophical study, Seumas Miller

The moral foundations of social institutions : a philosophical study, Seumas Miller

Label
The moral foundations of social institutions : a philosophical study
Title
The moral foundations of social institutions
Title remainder
a philosophical study
Statement of responsibility
Seumas Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Seumas Miller examines the moral foundations of contemporary social institutions. Offering an original general theory of social institutions, he posits that all social institutions exist to realize various collective ends, indeed, to produce collective goods. He analyses key concepts such as collective responsibility and institutional corruption. Miller also provides distinctive special theories of particular institutions, including governments, welfare agencies, universities, police organizations, business corporations, and communications and information technology entities. These theories are philosophical and, thus, foundational and synoptic in character. They are normative accounts of a sampling of contemporary social institutions, not descriptive accounts of all social institutions, both past and present. Miller also addresses various ethical challenges confronting contemporary institutional designers and policymakers, including the renovation of the international financial system, the 'dumbing down' of the media, the challenge of world poverty, and human rights infringements by security agencies combating global terrorism
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Seumas
Dewey number
306.01
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HM826
LC item number
.M55 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social institutions
  • Social ethics
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Social ethics
  • Social institutions
  • Sozialeinrichtung
  • Sozialethik
  • Institution
  • Moral
Label
The moral foundations of social institutions : a philosophical study, Seumas Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-356) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theory -- A teleological account of institutions -- The moral foundations of institutions -- Individual autonomy : agency and structure -- Collective moral responsibility -- Institutional corruption -- Applications -- The professions -- Welfare institutions -- The university -- The police -- The business corporation -- Institutions and information and communication technology -- Government
Control code
667085035
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 371 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612486715
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667085035
Label
The moral foundations of social institutions : a philosophical study, Seumas Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-356) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theory -- A teleological account of institutions -- The moral foundations of institutions -- Individual autonomy : agency and structure -- Collective moral responsibility -- Institutional corruption -- Applications -- The professions -- Welfare institutions -- The university -- The police -- The business corporation -- Institutions and information and communication technology -- Government
Control code
667085035
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 371 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612486715
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667085035

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