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Morality by Jonathan Sacks


Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times

Jonathan Sacks

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Category: Philosophy, Non-fiction
Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date: 5 Mar 2020
ISBN: 9781473617315

Internationally acclaimed thought-leader Jonathan Sacks demonstrates how we can build a strong collective morality for the modern era.

4 stars out of 5
10 Apr 2020

"A searching look at how individualism is on the rise and changing our society"

Sacks’s biggest and most powerful idea is also one of his oldest, having appeared in his 1997 book The Politics of Hope. He argues persuasively that we have increasingly moved from a society that rests on covenants to one that relies on contracts. A covenant, such as marriage, is a relationship in which we make commitments and rely on trust. A contract, however, is a transaction that we make only for our own best interests and so is always underpinning the I, not the we.