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What Happens to People in a Competitive Society

An Anthropological Investigation of Competition

Authors: Thorbjørnsen, Svein Olaf

  • Presents an original perspective on research concerning the relationship between ethics and economics
  • Will hold value for scholars across a range of fields including anthropology, sociology, business, economics, ethics, philosophy, and religion
  • Brings an unusual perspective to a phenomenon that is widely acknowledged and often taken for granted
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In this book, author Svein Olaf Thorbjørnsen probes the question: What is at stake for human beings in a society dominated by competition, particularly economic competition? Is competition endemic to human nature? Does it preserve the dignity and intrinsic value of the human being? Does it secure better living conditions? In a way, the answer to these queries is a simple “yes.”  It can allow for superior satisfaction of fundamental needs; legitimate self-love and self-realization; and encourage positive feelings upon mastering a skill. At the same time, however, competition can also contribute to a strong materialistic self-interest and support classicism, social ranking, and elitism: other human beings become only means to a personal success, thus jeopardizing fellowship and collaboration. In a hyper-competitive environment, some of the same positive human values mentioned above—self-love, self-realisation, individuality, and freedom—can be viewed to pose a threat to the realisation of one’s potential and to one’s true humanity. These competing, contradictory aspects of competition are presented and discussed from perspectives across varying disciplines, from social anthropology and economics to history, ethics, philosophy and theology.

著者について

Dr. Svein Olaf Thorbjørnsen is Professor at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Oslo, Norway.

書籍の購入

イーブック ¥7,861
価格の適用国: Japan (日本円価格は個人のお客様のみ有効) (小計)
  • イーブック版は、まもなく発売予定です。
  • 予定日: September 25, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22133-1
  • ウォーターマーク付、 DRMフリー
  • ファイル形式:
  • どの電子書籍リーダーからでもすぐにお読みいただけます。
ハードカバー ¥9,827
価格の適用国: Japan (日本円価格は個人のお客様のみ有効) (小計)
  • 予定日: September 25, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22132-4
  • 個人のお客様には、世界中どこでも配送料無料でお届けします。
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
What Happens to People in a Competitive Society
Book Subtitle
An Anthropological Investigation of Competition
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Vinn eller forsvinn. Mennesket I konkurransesamfunnet by Svein Olaf Thorbjørnsen Copyright © Fagbokforlaget 2008
イーブック ISBN
978-3-030-22133-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22133-1
ハードカバー ISBN
978-3-030-22132-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 425
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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