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What Is “Sustainable Prosperity for All” in the Catholic Social Tradition?

Andrew M. Yuengert

in The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the character of “sustainable prosperity for all”. Although the Catholic social tradition is reluctant to give unqualified practical advice about how to achieve prosperity, it ... More


The Liberal Individual

David Gauthier

in Morals by Agreement

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198249924
eISBN:
9780191597497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198249926.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We appeal to Bernard Suits's Grasshopper to support the thesis that what has intrinsic value in human life is engagement in activities that have instrumental value. The implication of this view is ... More


On the Most Fundamental Principle of Morality

Joseph Boyle

in Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675500
eISBN:
9780191757228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores John Finnis' several formulations of the most fundamental principle of morality. The best known is that one should always choose and otherwise will consistently choose morality ... More


The Illusion of Morality Free Zones

John J. Piderit

in Sexual Morality: A Natural Law Approach to Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199793273
eISBN:
9780190258313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793273.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter starts with a discussion of how moral action begins at a young age. It then explains young people's realization that there is more than one moral world and the definition of moral ... More


The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice

Michael Maniates and John M. Meyer (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014366
eISBN:
9780262289603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014366.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The idea of sacrifice is the unspoken issue of environmental politics. Politicians, the media, and many environmentalists assume that well-off populations won’t make sacrifices now for future ... More


On Identifying the Problem of Evil and the Possibility of Its Theist Solution

John Bishop

in The Problem of Evil: Eight Views in Dialogue

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198821625
eISBN:
9780191860904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821625.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The argument of this chapter is that the foundational problem of evil is the existential problem of maintaining hopeful commitment to virtuous living in the face of all that may undermine human ... More


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