The Responsibilities of Wealth
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In sum, this volume is a thoughtful exploration of both the past and the future of philanthropic theory. Recommended highly... " -Library Journal Together, these thoughtful essays convey both the scope and complexity of the moral, philosophical, and practical issues surrounding the sources, methods, and consequences of philanthropy." -The Journal of American HistoryAndrew Carnegie enjoined his fellow millionaires "to help those who will help themselves." Do the rich of today have responsibilities toward society in the use of their wealth for the public good? Commentators from Carnegie to some of our leading scholars of philanthropy explore that question. Topics include the "ethics of responsibility," liberal and corporate philanthropy, the contrast between Jane Addams's and Carnegie's views of the responsibilities of wealth, and the religious roots of philanthropy.show more

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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 159.5 x 235.7 x 16.3mm | 390.1g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253312795
  • 9780253312792

About Associate Executive Director and Director of Academic Programs Dwight F Burlingame

DWIGHT F. BURLINGAME is Associate Director for Academic Programs and Research at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy.show more

Table of contents

PREFACEThe Gospel of Wealth: Andrew CarnegieAndrew Carnegie and His Gospel of Philanthropy: A study in the Ethics of Responsibility Barry D. KarlAristotle and the Ethics of Philanthropy: Albert AndersonPhilanthropy under Capitalism: Jonathan RileyA Business Man's Philanthropic Creed: A Centennial Perspective on Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth: Kenneth FoxJan Addam's Views on the Responsibilities of Wealth: Louise W. KnightGod and Money: Robert L. PaytonCONTRIBUTORSINDEXshow more