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Wickedness and Vices

Robert Merrihew Adams

in A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207510
eISBN:
9780191708824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207510.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter rejects the notion of absolute evil and argues that even Satanic wickedness cannot be understood as unqualified opposition to all goods. Badness of character is found in the way one ... More


Heaven and the Problem of “Irredeemable” Evil

Jerry L. Walls

in Heaven: The Logic of Eternal Joy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113020
eISBN:
9780199834815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113020.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Arguments are then put forward to show that heaven is an essential resource for a satisfactory theodicy, and for making sense of, and resolving horrendous evil. The central issue is that of how God ... More


Happiness and Human Good

Philippa Foot

in Natural Goodness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235088
eISBN:
9780191597428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235089.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Foot considers the view that practical rationality is nothing but the pursuit of happiness, which constitutes an objection to the account of practical rationality developed in the preceding chapters. ... More


Evil

Joel Feinberg

in Problems at the Roots of Law: Essays in Legal and Political Theory

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155266
eISBN:
9780199833177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155262.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Although people are understandably disturbed by the idea of pure evil, they are mistaken to replace it with ideas about sickness and cure. The language family associated with pure evil, or sheer ... More


Fusion: The Blending of Moral and Psychiatric Judgments

Joel Feinberg

in Problems at the Roots of Law: Essays in Legal and Political Theory

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155266
eISBN:
9780199833177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155262.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers the complexities arising from the fusion of moral and psychiatric norms. Although mental sickness is a traditional ground in both law and morality for the mitigation of ... More


Robert de Clari

George E. Demacopoulos

in Colonizing Christianity: Greek and Latin Religious Identity in the Era of the Fourth Crusade

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284429
eISBN:
9780823285976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284429.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines Robert de Clari's The Conquest of Constantinople, which is the lone surviving firsthand account of the Fourth Crusade composed by a rank-and-file Frankish soldier who ... More


The Inexcusable and the Unforgivable

Aaron T. Looney

in Vladimir Jankélévitch: The Time of Forgiveness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262960
eISBN:
9780823266654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262960.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter Five adopts and deepens the distinction between the excuse and forgiveness addressed in Chapter Two. What can be excused is not the object of forgiveness because the excuse follows the order ... More


Is the Ethical Demand Destructive on Account of Its Radical Character?

K. E. Løgstrup

in The Ethical Demand

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198855989
eISBN:
9780191889561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855989.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers the relation between the ethical demand and natural love, understood as love which has a biological, psychological, or sociological basis. It is argued that while natural love ... More


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