Democratic Culture and Moral Character: A Study in Culture by Jerome Braun

By Jerome Braun

This e-book returns serious thought to its roots in either psychology and the social sciences. It indicates a few of the relationships among equality in a political and social experience and private id that both relates good to such equality, or rebels opposed to it. All this displays approaches of social and cultural impact that contain not just random swap but additionally procedures of social and cultural evolution that themselves have results concerning potentials for self-fulfillment or even public morality. This ebook offers a framework to aid one learn the interplay among person aspirations and social opportunities.

Jerome Braun, recognized for his writings in interdisciplinary social technology, an procedure he calls pragmatic severe concept, the following offers a publication that discusses concerns correct to the ethical underpinnings of democratic society, together with problems with social evolution and of tradition and character.

This publication can be of specific curiosity to students and scholars of Psychology (particularly within the components of Psychology of character and Cultural Psychology), Sociology (especially these drawn to Sociology of Alienation and Sociology of tradition, in addition to Sociology of psychological Health), Anthropology (particularly within the region of mental Anthropology), Cultural reviews, and Social idea more often than not.

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M. ). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2 The Overall Argument of This Book 29 Weber, M. (1963). ). Boston: Beacon Press. Weber, M. (2001). ). New York: Routledge. Wilensky, H. (2012). American political economy in global perspective. New York: CambridgeUniversity Press. Wilkinson, R. (1972). The broken rebel: A study in culture, politics, and authoritarian culture. New York: Harper & Row. Wills, G. (1981). Explaining America: The Federalist. New York: Doubleday. Part I Democracy and Character Chapter 2 Understanding Democracy as a Prerequisite for Spreading Democracy Some of the differences between narcissistic and authoritarian societies, that is to say societies that foster narcissistic and authoritarian personalities, respectively, will be made obvious once we realize that ever since America got involved in World War I as the first of a series of wars to end all wars, we have faced domestic disillusionment because of our messy failures at encouraging democracy around the globe.

For them, holistic scholarship on the nature of society, somewhat in the tradition of critical theory but hopefully more pragmatic should still be something of value. This is especially because of its possible pragmatic consequences. Hopefully, this book will be at least somewhat useful for that purpose. 1 The Argument so Far 25 rather than an understanding of reality) and how this relates to social decadence, in the chapter that follows that illustrates the effects of modern society on the possibilities for achieving personal happiness through various forms of personal intimacy, and in the concluding chapter that compares political nationalism with juvenile delinquency in order to highlight the way healthy social institutions can take a wrong turn and evolve in an unhealthy way.

But why? Why do we in America so strongly believe in the virtues of our political system, but so often fail to convince others? Partly this may be because we too are unclear on the concept; in fact, how our political culture differs from so many other political cultures around the world. For example, because of the peculiarities of the British settlement of America, moral revival as a cultural goal had already started in Britain and was particularly prominent among those who settled in the British colonies of America.

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