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Пазар, морал: може ли камила да мине през иглени уши?
Market, Morality: Can a Camel Go Through the Eye of a Needle?

Author(s): Ivan Katsarski
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: market; morals; superrich; corruption; egoism; amoralism.

Summary/Abstract: For the main part, the paper argues against market fundamentalism and the ideology of egoism, which wants to presents itself as the peak of morality. If it is not institutionally restrained, the market leads to total corruption of the state (its subordination to big profit). Society turns into something like a casino, in which, however, hazard is not blind but favours the superrich; if they chance to become losers, they bribe the state to come to their rescue. The classic philosophical amoralism is a tendency with a limited number of representatives trying to ground and justify egoism. A characteristic feature of our time is a defense of egoism that presents it as highly moral; actually, this view underlies the pretension of the wealthy and powerful not only to dominate this world but to present themselves as a higher human breed. Together with this polemic, the author introduces a positive conception of the relationship between market and morality.

  • Issue Year: XXIII/2014
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 5-9
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Bulgarian