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Moral Blindness - the Loss of Sensitivity in Liquid Modernity


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Introduction: Towards a Theory of Human Secrecy and Unfathomability, or Exposing Elusive Forms of Evil 1 1. From the Devil to Frighteningly Normal and Sane People 17 2. The Crisis of Politics and the Search for a Language of Sensitivity 50 3. Between Fear and Indifference: The Loss of Sensitivity 94 4. Consuming University: The New Sense of Meaninglessness and the Loss of Criteria 131 5. Rethinking The Decline of the West 168

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ZYGMUNT BAUMAN is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Leeds, UK. His many books have become international bestsellers and have been translated into more than thirty languages. LEONIDAS DONSKIS is a member of the European parliament, professor at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania, and author of over thirty books.


In order to overcome moral blindness, we have to break thevicious circle of consumerism: politics has to address, again, realproblems, universities have to provide us with intellectualslow food , but most of all we have to regain our dialogicnature the ability to tell stories and listen to them.Moral Blindness is definitely a good lesson of that. European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology

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