How to Scrutinize the Market God

Evaluating the Neo-Liberal Market Analogy Through Debates in Philosophy of Religion

  • Jerome Boyd

Abstract

This essay aims to construct and demonstrate an analogical inter-disciplinary methodology. Developing the parallels between the God of classical theism and the modern market illustrated by Harvey Cox, I propose that neo-liberalism may be scrutinized as a philosophically understood entity. Debates within philosophy of religion may act as templates of scrutiny against the postmodern deity that is the neo-liberal market system. I aim to exemplify this method through the bedrock theological issue that is the Epicurean Paradox; just as philosophers produce theodicy, I contend that free-market fundamentalists need advocate laissez-faire in light of socio- economic suffering.

Published
2020-04-14
How to Cite
Boyd, J. (2020). How to Scrutinize the Market God: Evaluating the Neo-Liberal Market Analogy Through Debates in Philosophy of Religion. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 13, 48-61. Retrieved from https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/2931
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