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After the End of History: The Curious Fate of American Materialism (Hardback)

Robert E. Lane

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ISBN 10: 0472099159 / ISBN 13: 9780472099153
Edité par The University of Michigan Press, United States, 2005
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. A creative presentation of Lane s career research as an ongoing conversation between two fictitious social scientists with opposing views Robert E. Lane spent his career studying money, happiness, materialism, and humanism, and how these differ in rich and poor countries. In this book Lane illustrates his research by presenting us with a dialogue between two protagonists - two social scientists who regularly meet for lunch in a diner just off-campus. One of them is a narrowly trained economist who believes that wealth matters above all else; his companion is an eclectic, humanistically inclined political scientist who believes that the materialistic perspective is outdated and that social scientists should be thinking about other, more direct routes to human well-being. Their conversations draw from a wealth of sources; ideas from history, philosophy, psychology, and religion; and address topics such as justice, money, development, work, and happiness. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780472099153

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Titre : After the End of History: The Curious Fate ...

Éditeur : The University of Michigan Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2005

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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"Robert E. Lane is one of the most prominent and distinguished critics of both the human impact of market economies and economic theory, arguing from much research that happiness is more likely to flow from companionship, enjoyment of work, contribution to society, and the opportunity to develop as a person, than from the pursuit of wealth and the accumulation of material goods in market economies. This latest work playfully personalizes the contrast through a dialogue between a humanistic social scientist, Dessi, and a market economist, Adam. It is all too rare to have the two sides talking to each other. Moreover, in Lane's witty and literate hands, it is an open-minded and balanced conversation, in which neither side has all the answers. His unparalleled grasp of interdisciplinary social scientific knowledge is brought to bear on the largest questions of human life: What genuinely makes people happy? How should human society be organized to maximize the quality of human lives?"
--David O. Sears, Professor of Psychology and Political Science, UCLA

"Lane's deep knowledge of the sources of human happiness enables him to develop a powerful critique of economic theory."
---Robert A. Dahl, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Yale University

Robert E. Lane is the Eugene Meyer Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Yale University. His previous publications include The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies (2000) and The Market Experience (1991).

About the Author:

Robert Lane is a renowned political scientist, retired from Yale, who is widely known as the founder of the study of political psychology. His best known books include Political Ideology (1962), Political Life (1965), The Market Experience (1991) and The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies (2001).

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