The New Golden Rule: Community and Morality in a Democratic Society

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Title: The New Golden Rule: Community and Morality in a Democratic Society
Author: Etzioni, Amitai
Abstract: Preface: Virtue in a Free Society In 1992, Antioch College issued a lengthy, detailed, written list of instructions that students, faculty, and staff are expected to follow when they proposition one another. 1 Members of the Antioch community are required to ask permission explicitly from their prospective partners at every step and move of courtship, and are warned not to proceed until and unless explicit and unambiguous consent to advance has been granted. Antioch explains the policy to incoming students (who are required to participate in sexual consent workshops) as follows: "Each step of the way, you have to ask. . . . If you want to take her blouse off, you have to ask. If you want to touch her breast, you have to ask. If you want to move your hand down to her genitals, you have to ask. If you want to put your finger. . . ." 2 All students are warned that if they violate the code, they will be subject to significant penalties, including expulsion from the college. note 3, etc., Notes PREFACE 1. The Antioch College Sexual Offense Policy (Yellow Springs, Ohio: Antioch College, 1992). 2. Jane Gross, "Combating Rape on Campus in a Class on Sexual Consent," New York Times, 25 September 1993. Gross quotes a speech given by the Antioch administrator Karen Hall to freshmen in the workshops. 3. Sexual Offense Policy, 3, 6-8.
Description: Contents Acknowledgments xi Preface: Virtue in a Free Society xiii 1 The Elements of a Good Society 3 2 Order and Autonomy? 34 3 The Fall and Rise of America 58 4 Sharing Core Values 85 5 The Moral Voice 119 6 The Implications of Human Nature 160 7 Pluralism Within Unity 189 8 The Final Arbiters of Community's Values 217 Notes 259 Index 307
URI: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=27180929
http://hdl.handle.net/1961/575
Date: 1996


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