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Cultural Studies

Michael Baurmann

Der Markt der Tugend

Recht und Moral in der liberalen Gesellschaft. Eine soziologische Untersuchung

[The Market for Virtue. Law and Morality in the Liberal Society. A Sociological Study. Student edition. By Michael Baurmann.]

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A liberal market society is often critized as being a society in which morality and virtues are crowded out by increasing egoism and utility-maximization. Michael Baurmann develops quite a different picture. He shows that anonymous market-relations and competition are by no means the only traits of a liberal society. Freedom of cooperation and association is one of its main characteristics as well. This freedom lays the fundament for the emergence of moral commitment and civil virtues which are needed to provide the public goods a free society is based on – in particular the limitation of state power by the rule of law.
A liberal market society is often critized as being a society in which morality and virtues are crowded out by increasing egoism and utility-maximization. Michael Baurmann develops quite a different picture. He shows that anonymous market-relations and competition are by no means the only traits of a liberal society. Freedom of cooperation and association is one of its main characteristics as well. This freedom lays the fundament for the emergence of moral commitment and civil virtues which are needed to provide the public goods a free society is based on – in particular the limitation of state power by the rule of law.
Authors/Editors

Michael Baurmann Geboren 1952; Studium der Soziologie, Philosophie und Rechtswissenschaften in Frankfurt am Main; 1978–83 wiss. Mitarbeiter an der Universität Frankfurt; 1983 Promotion; 1984–90 Hochschulassistent an der Universität Mainz; 1990–97 Akademischer Rat und Oberrat an der Universität Mainz; 1993 Habilitation; seit 1997 Professor für Soziologie an der Universität Düsseldorf.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Rechtsgeschichte — (1998), Nr. 17, S. 122–128 (Regina Ogorek)
In: Mérleg — 4 (1996), S. 463–464 (J.Horváth Tamás)
In: Dialogo Filosofico — (1997), Nr. 38, S. 283
In: pufo_logo_neu_100 — 2001, Nr.1, S. 6ff. (Norbert Copray)
In: De Stem van het Boek — Jg. 7, (1996), Nr. 4, S. 31
In: Diritto e Cultura — Jg. VIII, Nr. 2, S. 213–214 (Angelo di Giovanni)
In: FAZ – Wirtschaftsredaktion — 30.9.1996, Nr. 228, S. 18 (Dr. Doering)
In: Schulbank – Ges. f. Bankpublizität — (1997), Nr. 1
In: Estudio Filosoficos — 135 (1998), S. 399–400 (Emilio G.Estébanez)
In: FAZ – Redaktion NSB — (29.4.1997), Nr. 99, S. 12 (Wolfg.Kersting)
In: Juristische Schulung — (1997), Nr. 7, S. XLVIII (Prof.Dr.Martin Lipp)
In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie — 4, (1996), S. 758–762 (Erich Weede)
In: Soziologische Revue — Jg. 20, (1997), S. 265–271 (Susanne Karstedt)
In: Der Staat — Bd. 38, (1999), Nr.1. S. 123–127 (Stefan Huster)
In: Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- u. WirtG — 86, (1999), Nr. 2, S. 249–250 (Bertram Schefold)
In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung – W — 25.Jan.1997, Nr.20
In: Archiv für Rechts-u.Sozialphilos. — 2001, Bd. 87/3, S. 431f (Dr.Jan-R. Sieckmann)