Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Freedom and Limits$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

John Lachs and Patrick Shade

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823256747

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use.date: 01 August 2021

Both Better Off and Better

Both Better Off and Better

Moral Progress Amid Continuing Carnage

(p.399) Twenty-Eight Both Better Off and Better
Freedom and Limits

Patrick Shade

John Lachs

Fordham University Press

Arguing that we should be attentive to be conditions of material and moral advance, Lachs identifies three areas of improvement—our understanding of the human body, the development of technology, and the spread of democratic values and practices—that have increased the range of our choices and so our opportunities for intelligent control of events. Telecommunication and pervasive commerce have provided a “mechanized imagination” that has increased our contact with diverse others, rendering us more knowledgeable about and sympathetic to their needs. Material prosperity has increased the magnitude, the reach, and the possible institutional support for widespread benevolence.

Keywords:   Moral progress, Technology, Benevolence

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .