Category: Ethics

Al-Ghazali on Vigilance & Self-Examination (Ghazali Series)

Al-Ghazali on Vigilance & Self-Examination (Ghazali Series)

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So, perhaps those activities are also instrumental rather than intrinsic values - but what about the reasons for those activities? Fromm says that God may be the example of an authoritarian figure - if we disobey Him, we feel guilty. They are admitted to play the line of characters possessed by the ``well-graced actor'' who has left the stage, but it is merely in the character of substitutes: those who aim at great eminence must show originality of conception.
Moral Leadership in a Postmodern Age

Moral Leadership in a Postmodern Age

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Bible writers successfully and repeatedly predicted the distant future in detail. The Divinity School is one of the eleven academic units of the University of Chicago, and includes (in order of size of enrollment) Ph. Certainly at a very basic level of common humanity, this conclusion is true and much to be prized and encouraged. Please don't E-mail us because you find information here that you don't agree with.
Communicating the Word: Revelation, Translation, and

Communicating the Word: Revelation, Translation, and

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In the first place, it questioned the assumed moral superiority of human beings to members of other species on earth. PUL=5; Rise=R REL-R 533 Theories of Religion (3 cr.) Graduate seminar. Research focus is on a topic relating to gender issues or women’s studies. Let him go out from among us---he is not of us. The School also seeks to train young scholars in the art of lecturing/teaching; to this end it has created opportunities for Ph.
Early Pentecostals on Nonviolence and Social Justice: A

Early Pentecostals on Nonviolence and Social Justice: A

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Of the humanity of the pastime we have but little to say. Mackenzie has a more favourable opinion, upon more accurate consideration, perhaps, than it has been in our power to give to the subject. From the time of Agricola and Severus, to that of Cromwell, the axes of the invading enemies were repeatedly employed to lay waste the forests, and thereby remove a most important part of the national defence. Sir Henry claims the merit of being the first planter who ever dared to rectify the propensity of trees to shoot their branches to leeward by moving the position; and as, in his extensive experience, he has never found his doing so injure the tree, or impede its growth, we must thank him for breaking through the prejudice in question.
What's a Person to Do?: Everyday Decisions That Matter

What's a Person to Do?: Everyday Decisions That Matter

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It was very different from that display of learning---that prize-fighting of wit, which distinguished a literary circle of our sister country, of which we have some authentic and curious records. Finding the golden mean between the vices is how to work out a virtue; Aristotle doesn't give any tips on how to do this or what happens when people disagree on virtues, though, which is a major flaw in virtue ethics. There is a small spring, I see, close under that bank, which I dare say has the mean temperature of the atmosphere in this climate, and is much under 50 ---place him there, and let him remain for ten minutes, and then carry him to the pot, and let the water and salt boil furiously before you put in a slice, and give time to the water to recover its heat before you throw in another, and so with the whole fish, and leave the head out and throw in the thickest pieces first.''---Pp. 94, 95.
The Moral Interpretation of Religion (Reason and Religion)

The Moral Interpretation of Religion (Reason and Religion)

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The final models estimated several error covariances that made theoretical sense, and the overall model fit statistics indicate a reasonable fit between model and data (see Appendix B for details). Youll pick up some valuable skills along the way too: analytical thinking and critical judgement, the ability to work with others, skills of expression and discussion, and ways in which you can negotiate and resolve argument. Miller, Alan and John Hoffmann. 1995. "Risk and Religion: An Explanation of Gender Differences in Religiosity."
Slavery, Sabbath, War, and Women: Case Issues in Biblical

Slavery, Sabbath, War, and Women: Case Issues in Biblical

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From the publisher: The ethical issues included deal with family and culture (female circumcision, marriage and divorce, sexuality, domestic violence); state policy (religious freedom and human rights, family planning); economics and ecology (land reform, land development, child labor, insider trading); and public health and medicine (AIDS, organ donation, reproductive technology, care of the disabled). The community of graduate scholars in this program is engaged in a broad spectrum of critical research involving any number of interdisciplinary approaches conducted on a number of different religious traditions.
Rational Morality: a science of right and wrong

Rational Morality: a science of right and wrong

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If people are unable to reach any sort of agreement about the value of some object or event, does that mean that its value, whatever it is, can't be intrinsic? Home, who asked him for orders, and was solicitous to know whether any regiments were standing, and where they were; but, pointing to a fold for cattle, he desired the volunteers to get in there, and so rode down the hill, the confusion becoming general.
The Stem Cell Debate (Facets)

The Stem Cell Debate (Facets)

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They’ve often experienced their family breakdown or been abandoned as children. A. courses in Religion and American Culture and will regularly teach the departments Religion in America survey course. There are also on most sheep-walks, extensive moors, which, sheltered by plantations on the mountains, would produce a far different species of herbage from what flocks or herds are now able to glean off them, and, in general, it is now perfectly understood, that when the trees have made such a progress as to afford shelter in the lambing seasons and during storms, the ground they occupy is far from being grudged them by an intelligent shepherd.
God and Cosmos: Moral Truth and Human Meaning

God and Cosmos: Moral Truth and Human Meaning

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Human slavery: Slavery has been almost completely eliminated in much of the world. Every end of desire that presents itself appears exclusive of some other end of desire (WB, 202). This course is a historical introduction to the western philosophic tradition. This, Piaget says, is a more autonomous morality. We find evidence for this in 178 qualitative interviews which we conducted with Conservative Protestants from 23 states in the U.