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The Myth of Evil

Phillip Cole

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622009
eISBN:
9780748671908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622009.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book explores a contradiction at the heart of modern thought about what it is to be human: the belief that human beings cannot commit a radically evil act purely for its own sake, and the ... More


Wasted Lives?

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines Ronald Dworkin's reflections on the good life. More specifically, it considers Dworkin's view that we should all seek to live well so as to achieve “successful” lives and avoid ... More


The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Thomas Ahnert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In the European Enlightenments it was often argued that moral conduct rather than adherence to certain theological doctrines was the true measure of religious belief. This book shows that the ... More


Religion, Morality, and Enlightenment

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book examines one of the main features of the so-called “religious” or “clerical Enlightenment” of the eighteenth century: the change of emphasis from theological doctrine to moral conduct as ... More


Conduct and Doctrine

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses Presbyterianism during the period from about 1720 to 1740, when a loosely defined group of heterodox clergymen emerged within the established Kirk. This group argued that ... More


Moderatism

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the so-called “Moderates,” who are considered the classic representatives of the “religious Enlightenment” in Scotland and who first emerged as a distinct party within the ... More


Orthodoxy

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The fourth chapter shows that so-called orthodox critics of the Moderates had a more positive and comprehensive view of natural religion than the Moderates. The differences between them, including ... More


Moderates in the Late Enlightenment

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moderatism is often said to have declined intellectually from the 1790s onward, and to have turned into little more than a conservative, reactionary group that was interested primarily in securing ... More


Commentary: Regenerative Medicine, Politics, and the High Price of Moral Constraint

Aric Bendorf and Ian Kerridge

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Lysaght and Campbell note the promise of regenerative medicine and call for a broader philosophical and public discourse that extends beyond questions surrounding the moral status of embryos. While ... More


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