Daniel Bell





Daniel Bell

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in New York, The United States
May 10, 1919

died
January 25, 2011

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The Cultural Contradictions...
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The Coming of Post-Industri...
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The End of Ideology
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The Radical Right
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Marxian Socialism in the Un...
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The Crisis in Economic Theory
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Liberation Theology After t...
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Capitalism Today
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The Winding Passage: Essays...
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“But no moral philosopher, from Aristotle to Aquinas, to John Locke and Adam Smith, divorced economics from a set of moral ends or held the production of wealth to be an end in itself; rather it was seen as a means to the realization of virtue, a means of leading a civilized life.”
Daniel Bell, The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism

“Economics is the art of allocating scarce goods among competing demands. The conceit of Marxism was the thought that in Communism, economics would be "abolished"; this was why one did not have to think about the questions of relative privilege and social justice. But the point is that we still have to think about economics, and probably always will. The question, then, is whether we can arrive at a set of normative rules which seek to protect liberty, reward achievement and enhance the social good, within the constraints of "economics".”
Daniel Bell, The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism

“Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination. Art is the aesthetic ordering of experience to express meanings in symbolic terms, and the reordering of nature--the qualities of space and time--in new perceptual and material form. Art is an end in itself; its values are intrinsic. Technology is the instrumental ordering of human experience within a logic of efficient means, and the direction of nature to use its powers for material gain. But art and technology are not separate realms walled off from each other. Art employs techne, but for its own ends. Techne, too, is a form of art that bridges culture and social structure, and in the process reshapes both.”
Daniel Bell, The Winding Passage: Essays and Sociological Journeys, 1960-1980

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