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Keya Agarwal Week 11 Homework: What is Bourgeois morality as defined by the writers of Legitime Defense? How do they critique the concepts “work”, “duty”, “value” and even “good”? According to the writers of Legitime Defense, their positivism shown by accepting reality as what it was before they existed is one of the moral skills bourgeois implements to shape its existence. It contemplates facts are established, abandoning vernacular law of their becoming by which alone they can assume a meaning. The philosophy of the French bourgeoisos based on the ultimate untroubled expression of individualism and this comes from the famous cogito where Descartes places I before thought and consequentially thought before being. They viewed work in two different lights, one as a consequence of obligation through capitalism to fulfill social requirements and one of the most externally visible aspects of man’s activity, and the second; a tool for self-realization to testify one’s capabilities and
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Unformatted text preview: intelligence, and the intensity of the professional life as a determinant for personal morality through a direct relation. The writers viewed duty in the financial sense to be synonymous with debt, and as a Chrisitan concept of a debt that one has not finished fulfilling or repaying. It is also closely related to obligation and benefits the one whom others are obligated to. Furthermore the fulfillment of this debt or obligation confers a value on the subject as inferred by the ethical manuals. The word value in fact appears more frequently than the word good, and both are to be interpreted in their spiritual sense, as opposed to their modern sense. For instance, the civilized mentality may perceive value or goods to mean articles of possession. However, these all are the principle notions of bourgeois morality and they are underlined by a monetary purpose....
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