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The Human Dimension and Evil

John Kekes

in The Human Condition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199588886
eISBN:
9780191595448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588886.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The prevalence of evil is the most serious problem for the human dimension of values. An action is evil if it causes serious harm to innocent people and it is deliberate, malevolently motivated, and ... More


Faith and Sustenance without Contingency

Adrienne M. Martin

in How We Hope: A Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151526
eISBN:
9781400848706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151526.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that there is a specification of hope that is both structured to close off suicide (literal or figurative) as an attractive option and immune to disappointment. This specification ... More


Modes of Faith: Secular Surrogates for Lost Religious Belief

Theodore Ziolkowski

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226983639
eISBN:
9780226983660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983660.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In the decades surrounding World War I, religious belief receded in the face of radical new ideas such as Marxism, modern science, Nietzschean philosophy, and critical theology. This book addresses ... More


Introduction: why we need a better connection between morality and public policy

Clem Henricson

in Morality and public policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447323815
eISBN:
9781447323839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323815.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The opening chapter establishes the imperative of rectifying a faulty relationship between morality and public policy. It examines how the tensions and diversity in moral theory and practice have ... More


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