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La Religion del Mercado=The Religion of the Market
Author Loy, David R.
Date1997
Content type會議論文=Proceeding Article
Language西班牙文=Spanish
NoteFulltext Access:http://www.red-vertice.com/fep/texto13. html. Translated from English. Article presented at the Conference "Environmental Justice:Global Ethics for the Century XXI", University of Melbourne, October 1-3, 1997.
KeywordMercado; religión; economía; teología; éxito económico; deísmo; utilitarismo; desigualdad; injusticia; satisfacción; necesidad; crisis ambiental; dimensión religiosa
AbstractResumen
En este articulo se sugiere que mas que un sistema economico,el mercado es una religion y que la economia es su teologia, aunque pretenda ser una ciencia. Su autor analiza, a la luz de los trabajos de Weber,Polanyi y Tawney,los problemas causados por la vision individualista y atomista heredada por la economia de las tradiciones que equiparaban el exito economico con el favor divino -- el deismo y el utilitarismo -- y sugiere que la injusticia y la desigualdad extremas o la crisis ambiental y sus posibles soluciones tienen,tambien,una dimension religiosa. Propone fundir la sensibilidad por la justicia propia de las religiones semiticas con el enfasis en la superacion de la ilusion que ensenan las tradiciones asiaticas de iluminacion. No se trata de un retorno a los valores religiosos sino de reconocer que las obsesiones seculares creadas por la religion del mercado son sintomas de una necesidad espiritual que este no puede satisfacer.

This article suggests that more than an economic system,the market is a religion,and that economics is its theology,even though it claims to be a science. The author analyzes, in light of the work of Weber,Polanyi,and Tawney,the problems caused by the individualistic and atomistic vision,inherited by economics from the deist and utilitarian traditions -- which equated economic success with divine favor -- and suggests that those problems -- extreme injustice and inequality or the environmental crisis, for example -- and their possible solutions also have a religious dimension. He proposes a fusion of the sensitivity of the Semitic religions to justice with the emphasis in the Asiatic traditions on Enlightenment in the transcendence of delusion. This would not mean a return to religious values, but rather a recognition that the secular obsessions created by the religion of the market are symptoms of a spiritual need that it cannot satisfy.
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