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The Freedom Paradox

The Freedom Paradox

Towards a Post-secular Ethics

by Clive Hamilton
Paperback
Age range: 0 to 0 years old Publication Date: 01/02/2011
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Why is it so many of us lack contentment, despite all the wealth and freedoms we enjoy? The past two centuries delivered individual and political freedoms that promised unprecedented opportunities for personal fulfilment. Yet citizens of affluent countries are encouraged to pursue lives of consumerism, endless choice and the pleasures of the body. Clive Hamilton argues that the paradox of modern consumer life is that we are deprived of our inner freedom by our very pursuit of our own desires. He turns to metaphysics to find a source of transformation that lies beyond the cultural, political and social philosophies that form the bedrock of contemporary western thought. His search takes him to an unexpected conclusion: that we cannot be truly free unless we commit ourselves to a moral life. The implications of this conclusion are profound, and they challenge many deeply held beliefs in modern secular society. The Freedom Paradox is a bold and important work that goes to the heart of what it means to be human.
ISBN:
9781742375786
9781742375786
Category:
Material culture
Age range:
0 to 0 years old
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-02-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
408
Dimensions (mm):
199x132x30mm
Weight:
0.38kg
Clive Hamilton

Clive Hamilton AM is an Australian author and public intellectual.

His books include Growth Fetish, Silencing Dissent (with Sarah Maddison) and What Do We Want: The Story of Protest in Australia. He was for 14 years the executive director of The Australia Institute, a think tank he founded. For some years he has been professor of public ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra.

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