Sacred and Profane. Essential ambiguity and vital necessity of the Sacred
Academicus International Scientific Journal, 2018, issue 17, 9-35
In a situation in which the market economy is regarded as so important and decisive as to induce the emergence of a market society, the notion of the «sacred» becomes essential. The market is perfectly legitimate as a forum of negotiations, but it has a purely instrumental value. A market society is a contradiction in terminis. Only the concept of the Sacred, despite its ambiguity, can preserve and enhance the final values on which a society is built (justice, love, human recognition, interpersonal dialogue).
Keywords: market; sacred versus profane; interaction; dialogue (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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