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Society

, Volume 55, Issue 2, pp 218–218 | Cite as

Correction to: A Divided World in Entropy

  • Solomon Benatar
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Correction to: Society

  https://doi.org/10.1007/s12115-018-0233-2

The corrections for four minor errors are shown below.
  1. 1.

    In the paragraph at the top of page 6 the words (mathematical calculation of the most economical means to ends, and loss of the sense of sacredness), should be bracketed as shown below and the quotation marks around the words total freedom for the wolves meant death for the lambs should be removed.

     

The corrected version should be as follows:

Charles Taylor described individualism, the primacy of instrumental reason (mathematical calculation of the most economical means to ends, and loss of the sense of sacredness), together with restriction of choices by the politics of a technical industrial society, as the three malaises of modernity.36 Isaiah Berlin articulated concern that total freedom for the wolves meant death for the lambs,37 while Johan Galtung and Immanuel Wallerstein saw social failures rooted in socially constructed aberrations.38
  1. 2.

    Reference 49 is incorrectly labelled 0

     
  2. 3.

    Acknowledgements should read I am grateful ….

     
  3. 4.

    The quote on the first page should read:

     

Part of the globe is inhabited by Hegel’s and Fukuyama’s Last Man, healthy, well fed, and pampered by technology. The other, larger, part is inhabited by Hobbes’s First Man, condemned to a life that is “poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” Robert Kaplan 1994.1

Footnotes

  1. 1.

    Kaplan R D. The Coming Anarchy. How scarcity, crime, overpopulation, tribalism, and disease are rapidly destroying the social fabric of our planet. Atlantic Monthly. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1994/02/the-coming-anarchy/304670/

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bioethics Centre, University of Cape TownRoom L51 Old Groote Schuur HospitalCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Joint Centre for Bioethics, Dalla Lana School of Public HealthUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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