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Response to Tollefsen and Cameron

Robert P. George

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter responds to the chapters by Christopher Tollefsen and Edwin Cameron. Although both authors argue from an understanding of human dignity in which the obligation to respect dignity is an ... More


Recovering Selfless Love: Final Evaluations

Julia T. Meszaros

in Selfless Love and Human Flourishing in Paul Tillich and Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198765868
eISBN:
9780191820502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765868.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Chapter 8 provides brief summaries of the way in which Tillich and Murdoch integrate Sartre’s insights into the absence of a stable and autonomous self with a Christian emphasis on love’s primary ... More


Introduction

Andrea Veltman

in Meaningful Work

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190618179
eISBN:
9780190618209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618179.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter introduces the central argument of the book that meaningful work is integral to human flourishing. Beyond bringing a paycheck and other extrinsic benefits, work can have significant ... More


Selfless Love and Human Flourishing in Paul Tillich and Iris Murdoch

Julia T. Meszaros

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198765868
eISBN:
9780191820502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765868.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

In an age of self-affirmation and self-assertion, ‘selfless love’ often appears as a threat to the lover’s personal well-being. Such a perception jars with the Biblical promise that we gain our life ... More


The Risk of a Lifetime: How, When, and Why Procreation May Be Permissible

Rivka Weinberg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190243708
eISBN:
9780190243722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243708.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This book is an argument for giving procreating moral consideration, and a theory of how, when, and why procreation may be permissible. It begins with an analysis of the kind of act procreativity is ... More


Is Meaningful Work Available to All People?

Andrea Veltman

in Meaningful Work

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190618179
eISBN:
9780190618209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618179.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The question of whether richly meaningful work can be available for all people directs us to think creatively about social divisions of labor and about ways to minimize work that undermines human ... More


The Personal Worth Conception and its Rivals

Jason Baehr

in The Inquiring Mind: On Intellectual Virtues and Virtue Epistemology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604074
eISBN:
9780191729300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604074.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The personal worth conception of intellectual virtue introduced and defended in Chapter 6 is contrasted with five other accounts of intellectual or moral virtue in the literature. The accounts of ... More


Economic Goods, Common Goods, and the Good Life

May Sim

in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.003.0026
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how economic goods (food, shelter, etc.) and the common goods (justice, moderation, courage, wisdom, etc.) contribute to the good life. Drawing on the wisdom of Aristotle and ... More


Selfless Love Contested: Framing the Debate

Julia T. Meszaros

in Selfless Love and Human Flourishing in Paul Tillich and Iris Murdoch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198765868
eISBN:
9780191820502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765868.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Chapter 1 outlines the modern opposition between selfless love and human flourishing. It argues that this has either construed selfless love as promoting powerlessness and oppression, or rejected the ... More


Excellent Beauty: The Naturalness of Religion and the Unnaturalness of the World

Eric Dietrich

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171021
eISBN:
9780231539357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book flips convention on its head and argues that science uncovers awe-inspiring, enduring mysteries, while religion, long regarded as the source for such mysteries, is a biological phenomenon. ... More


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