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An Overall Picture of Jesus' Teaching

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter emphasizes the originality of Jesus’ ethical teaching, obscured by the use of complex analytical terms (such as nonviolence, nonretaliation, compassion, kindness, tolerance, hypocrisy, ... More


‘The Ethical’ in Fear and Trembling

C. Stephen Evans

in Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199272174
eISBN:
9780191602061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272174.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Fear and Trembling is not the place to look for an account of Kierkegaard’s ethical views, because it is not a book about ethics but faith, written by someone who neither has faith ... More


Integrationist Values: Limiting Permissible Doxastic Venture

John Bishop

in Believing by Faith: An Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199205547
eISBN:
9780191709432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205547.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter deals with two versions of the objection that Jamesian fideism is too liberal. In response to the first — that it is arbitrary to permit supra-evidential yet reject irrational, ... More


Satanic Verses:Moral Chaos in Holy Writ

Evan Fales

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

According to John Locke, true revelation must conform to our divinely infused moral understanding. This chapter argues that apologetic explanations of the morally ‘difficult’ passages in Scripture ... More


Historicity and Society

Marko Pajević (ed.)

in The Henri Meschonnic Reader: A Poetics of Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474445962
eISBN:
9781474476720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445962.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The three texts of this chapter are taken from the posthumous volume Langage, Histoire, une même théorie (Lagrasse: Verdier, 2012). They represent the ambition of Meschonnic’s work from its very ... More


Encountering Levinas

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter relates Løgstrup’s work to the ideas of Emmanuel Levinas. It begins by focusing on similarities between them (§9.1), which might then suggest ways in which each can be used to come to ... More


The Ethics of the Act

Mari Ruti

in The Singularity of Being: Lacan and the Immortal Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243143
eISBN:
9780823243181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243143.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents an overview of recent Lacanian theorizing on the so-called ethical act (the act of subjective destitution). Starting from an analysis of the sinthome as a site of subjective ... More


Ethics, Science, and Poetry

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter covers Chapters 10 and 11 of The Ethical Demand, which focus on how Løgstrup sees the demand in relation to science on the one hand, and poetry on the other. In relation to science, ... More


Normativity as Natural Law

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that Løgstrup’s position on the question of moral obligation is closest to a natural law outlook, not only in The Ethical Demand but also in later works when he speaks of his ... More


Emmanuel

Michael Jackson

in Wherewithal of Life: Ethics, Migration, and the Question of Well-Being

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276703
eISBN:
9780520956810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276703.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Meeting Emmanuel: history and biography; ambivalence and the primary bond; poverty, perversion, and adversity; comedy and tragedy; coping mechanisms; forbearance and endurance as virtues; migration ... More


The Ethical Demand and Its Basis

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter covers the ‘Introduction’ to K. E. Løgstrup’s The Ethical Demand, and the first two chapters of the book. These provide the foundation for Løgstrup’s account of the ethical demand, by ... More


The Ethical Demand and Social Norms

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter covers Chapters 3 and 4 of The Ethical Demand. In these chapters, Løgstrup adds to his characterization of the demand by claiming that it is ‘radical’. He explains this radicality in ... More


Third Movement: The Pleasures of Choice

Sheridan Hough

in Kierkegaard's Dancing Tax Collector: Faith, Finitude, and Silence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198739999
eISBN:
9780191802898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739999.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Literature

The aesthete’s gambit has failed. Judge William, the voice of the ethical sphere, advises A that he needs to pursue not pleasure, but choice; he needs to learn to discriminate, characterize, weigh up ... More


Christian Ethics and Life as a Gift

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter covers Chapters 5 and 6 of The Ethical Demand. Having distinguished the ethical demand from social norms, Løgstrup now turns to consider where this leaves him in relation to Christian ... More


The Ethical Demand and the Failure of Love

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter covers Chapters 7 to 9 of The Ethical Demand. In these chapters, Løgstrup considers how it is that the demand enters our life as a demand, which happens when natural love fails, and we ... More


The Ethical Demand and the Sovereign Expressions of Life

K. E. Løgstrup, Kees van Kooten Niekerk, Kristian-Alberto Lykke Cobos, Hans Fink, Bjørn Rabjerg, and Robert Stern

in Ethical Concepts and Problems

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859048
eISBN:
9780191892264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859048.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Løgstrup introduces two key ethical concepts: the ethical demand and the sovereign expressions of life. Løgstrup argues that we know the truth of the commandment to love the neighbour not only from ... More


The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Robert Stern

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book focuses on the ethics of the Danish philosopher and theologian K. E. Løgstrup (1905–81), and in particular on his key text The Ethical Demand (1956). The first part of the book provides a ... More


Forgiveness and the Limits of Ethics

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Chapter 12 of The Ethical Demand, while offering a concluding interpretation of the book as a whole. In Chapter 12, Løgstrup returns to the proclamation of Jesus, and what it ... More


God

John Kleinig

in On Loyalty and Loyalties: The Contours of a Problematic Virtue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199371259
eISBN:
9780199371280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371259.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The chapter approaches the topic of absolute loyalties via discussion of akedah, the call to Abraham to sacrifice his son. Kierkegaard's discussion of the case in Fear and Trembling— his critique of ... More


But What About the Animals?

Cheshire Calhoun

in Reason, Value, and Respect: Kantian Themes from the Philosophy of Thomas E. Hill, Jr.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199699575
eISBN:
9780191793035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699575.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Kant famously claimed that we have no direct duties to animals and that animals are things that (within limits) we may dispose of at will. Kantian moral philosophers have sometimes called this a ... More


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