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Moral Time

Donald Black


Conflict is ubiquitous and inevitable, but people generally dislike it and try to prevent or avoid it as much as possible. So why do clashes of right and wrong occur? And why are some more serious than others? This book presents a new theory of conflict that provides answers to these and many other questions. The heart of the theory is a completely new concept of social time. The book claims that the root cause of conflict is the movement of social time, including relational, vertical, and cultural time—changes in intimacy, inequality, and diversity. The theory of moral time reveals the causes ... More

Keywords: conflict, clashes, right, wrong, social time, moral time, human relationships, right to happiness, rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199737147
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737147.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Black, author
University of Virginia

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