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Other‐Worldly Redemption

Eleonore Stump

in Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199277421
eISBN:
9780191594298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the way in which human moral wrongdoing fragments the psyche of the wrongdoer. It examines the theological doctrine of original sin and argues against attempts to show that a ... More


Willed Loneliness

Eleonore Stump

in Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199277421
eISBN:
9780191594298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277421.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that closeness, union, and love come in two modes: ordinary and strenuous. To make this case, it examines the analogy of two notions of freedom of the will, the ordinary and the ... More


Transgressive Comedy and Partiality: Making Sense of our Amusement at His Girl Friday

Ward E. Jones

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

One of the more common experiences of the film viewer is that of finding something on the screen funny or humorous. Some of this amusement will be at what I will call transgressive actions, that is, ... More


An Instrumental Legal Moralism

James Edwards

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law Volume 3

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198828174
eISBN:
9780191866845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828174.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Many writers defend or attack the position nowadays known as legal moralism. According to the most common formulation, legal moralists endorse the following thesis: the fact that φ‎ing is morally ... More


Sin and Self-Deception in Pascal’s Moral Theology

William Wood

in Blaise Pascal on Duplicity, Sin, and the Fall: The Secret Instinct

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199656363
eISBN:
9780191765797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656363.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses Pascal’s account of how the Fall has affected our capacity for moral reasoning and moral judgment. Not surprisingly, he argues that the chief threat to the moral life is ... More


The Boundaries of the Criminal Law

R.A. Duff, Lindsay Farmer, S.E. Marshall, Massimo Renzo, and Victor Tadros (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199600557
eISBN:
9780191729171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600557.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The series Criminalization is a set of volumes arising from an interdisciplinary investigation into criminalization, focussing on the principles and goals that should guide decisions about what kinds ... More


A Pascalian Model of Sin as Self-Deception: Morally Culpable Self-Persuasion

William Wood

in Blaise Pascal on Duplicity, Sin, and the Fall: The Secret Instinct

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199656363
eISBN:
9780191765797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656363.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 6 presents a Pascalian model of sin as self-deception, understood as morally culpable self-persuasion. The sinner lies to himself about his own moral responsibility. His self-deception begins ... More


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