Egoísmo y comunidad: una lectura ética de La carretera Academic Article


  • The movie The Road, based on the novel by american writer Cormac McCarthy, proposes an ethical question in a post-apocalyptic scenario: what would be the moral canon that regulates human relations in the face of the collapse of capitalist culture? This question carries with it a critique of the preconventional morality of a consumer society and proposes an ethics chosen in limit situations based on the recognition of human dignity. This article analyzes this proposal from three elements: the recognition of values as moral contents that justify human choices; the understanding of ethics as a reflective dimension of morality, and the demand for the care ethics as an alternative to the individualistic ethics prevalent in consumer society.

publication date

  • 2018/4/1


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  • American Writer
  • Canon
  • Consumer Society
  • Cormac McCarthy
  • Human Dignity
  • Morality
  • Movies
  • Novel
  • Reflective
  • Roads
  • Scenarios
  • Selfishness

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2250-5660

number of pages

  • 13

start page

  • 35

end page

  • 47