Divine Motivation Theory
By (author) Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski
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Divine Motivation Theory by Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski
Book DescriptionWidely regarded as one of the foremost figures in contemporary philosophy of religion, this book by Linda Zagzebski is a major contribution to ethical theory and theological ethics. At the core of the book lies a form of virtue theory based on the emotions. Quite distinct from deontological, consequentialist and teleological virtue theories, this one has a particular theological, indeed Christian, foundation. The theory helps to resolve philosophical problems and puzzles of various kinds: the dispute between cognitivism and non-cognitivism in moral psychology, the claims and counterclaims of realism and anti-realism in the metaphysics of value, and paradoxes of perfect goodness in natural theology, including the problem of evil. As with Zagzebski's previous Cambridge book Virtues of the Mind, this book will be sought out eagerly by a broad swathe of professionals and graduate students in philosophy and religious studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521535762
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski
Epistemic Authority, Paperback (January 2016)
In this book Zagzebski gives an extended argument that the self-reflective person is committed to belief on authority. Epistemic authority is compatible with autonomy, but epistemic self-reliance is incoherent.
Divine Motivation Theory, Hardback (August 2004)
At the core of this book lies a form of virtue theory based on emotions.
Virtues of the Mind, Hardback (September 1996)
This remarkable book is the first attempt to establish a theory of knowledge based on the model of virtue theory in ethics.
Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge, Paperback (April 1996)» View all books by Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski
This text examines the three traditional solutions to the dilemma of divine foreknowledge and human free will. It rejects those from Boethius, Ockham, and from Molina, and proposes three new solutions, concluding that divine foreknowledge is compatible with human freedom
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Author Biography - Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski
Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski is Kingfisher College Chair of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma.
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