Finite and Infinite Goods
A Framework for Ethics
By (author) Robert Merrihew Adams
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Finite and Infinite Goods by Robert Merrihew Adams
Book DescriptionRenowned scholar Robert Adams explores the relation between religion and ethics through a comprehensive philosophical account of a theistically-based framework for ethics. Adams' framework begins with the good rather than the right, and with excellence rather than usefulness. He argues that loving the excellent, of which adoring God is a clear example, is the most fundamental aspect of a life well lived. Developing his original and detailed theory, Adams contends that devotion, the sacred, grace, martyrdom, worship, vocation, faith, and other concepts drawn from religious ethics have been sorely overlooked in moral philosophy and can enrich the texture of ethical thought.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195153712
(235mm x 154mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Merrihew Adams
Theory of Virtue, Paperback (October 2008)
A Theory of Virtue is a systematic, comprehensive framework for thinking about the moral evaluation of character, proposing that virtue is chiefly a matter of being for what is good, and that virtues must be intrinsically excellent and not just beneficial or useful.
Leibniz, Paperback (October 1998)
Adams presents an interpretation of three parts of Leibniz's metaphysics, thoroughly grounded in the texts as well as in philosophical analysis and critique. The three areas discussed are the metaphysical part of Leibniz's philosophy of logic, his essentially theological treatment of the central issues of ontology, and his theory of substance.
Integrity and Conscience, Hardback (April 1998)
Many of the chapters in this volume began life at the December 1995 meeting of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, held in conjunction with the American Philosophical Association in New York. Eleven essays address: conceptual issues (primarily, point- counterpoint to Thomas Hil
Problem of Evil, Paperback (November 1990)» View all books by Robert Merrihew Adams
The problem of evil is an accessible topic which easily engages the interest of students. This book offers some of the writings in the subject, culled from periodicals and other sources. It includes a bibliography and an editorial introduction.
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