The key proposition is that unless we redress the balance toward the pole of community our society will continue to become normless
, self-centred, and driven by special interests and power seeking.
By contrast, in a secular community, in which occupants are characterized by Haidt as carrying their own "moral compass," a hallmark of a normless
or an "anomic" society is decreased happiness, increased suicides and more self-centered individuals.
The Jazz Age was a normless
bundle of contradiction--alcohol was prohibited by the Volstead Act, yet in the cities was readily available, seemingly with greater demand than before it was banned.
People who appear as anomalies become anomic, or normless
-alienated, confused and unhappy.
In fact the Kantian work of Homo Faber that is so devoted to the historical understanding, or Verstand, that is Bildung, collapses reason into utilitarian purposeless purposiveness: the values exist independent of consequences which are the normless
norms of frantic production.
force the context into the straitjacket of what we perceive the text to say, nor treat the text, Rorschachlike, as a normless
blob into which we project our context-derived interpretations of what mission should be.
But he cannot decide whether contemporary society is characterised by the break-up of ethical life, that is, by the disintegration of the big Other, or by the relocation of the big Other from the institutions of civil society into the global economy, its radical mutation into a normless
Fathers do not accept the traditional role of provider (or for that matter, fatherhood), and live predominantly normless
But lacking the ability to effortlessly link matrices of metalanguage (symbols empty of symbolism) as do the more experienced writers, the youngsters are stuck at the level of trying to articulate, in commonsense prose, the abnormal, the pathological, the perverse, the deviant, the normless
ground zero of experience.
Or they can become normless
, without any guideposts to help them deal with the future.
and Exceptionless Exception: Carl Schmitt's Theory of Emergency Powers and the "Norm-Exception" Dichotomy," Cardozo Law Review, Vol.
This conclusion is problematic, especially to the extent it suggests a state of exception must be normless