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On Social Progress and Morals

On Social Progress and Morals There is an antinomy in the history of the world i.e. at the sametime as social progress there is moral degeneracy. Some people thinkthat the degeneracy is a necessary price paid for the reform of China.It is argued that the contradiction could have been avoided or reducedto the minimum if we paid enough attention to morals. The criteria ofproductive force and of morals are not in opposition, and the lattercannot be replaced by the former in judging actions. In the moral field,the former plays the role of the criterion of criteria itcan be used as a criterion only through certain established moraljudgements. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Social Economics Emerald Publishing

On Social Progress and Morals

International Journal of Social Economics , Volume 18 (8/9/10): 7 – Aug 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0306-8293
DOI
10.1108/03068299110139233
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Abstract

There is an antinomy in the history of the world i.e. at the sametime as social progress there is moral degeneracy. Some people thinkthat the degeneracy is a necessary price paid for the reform of China.It is argued that the contradiction could have been avoided or reducedto the minimum if we paid enough attention to morals. The criteria ofproductive force and of morals are not in opposition, and the lattercannot be replaced by the former in judging actions. In the moral field,the former plays the role of the criterion of criteria itcan be used as a criterion only through certain established moraljudgements.

Journal

International Journal of Social EconomicsEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 1991

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