The Recovery of Purpose: Western Ethical Crisis: Diagnosis and Proposed Remedies by Stephen Theron

The Recovery of Purpose: Western Ethical Crisis: Diagnosis and Proposed Remedies Author: Stephen Theron
eBook Title: The Recovery of Purpose: Western Ethical Crisis: Diagnosis and Proposed Remedies
ISBN10: 3631456484
ISBN13: 978-3631456484
Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 1, 1993)
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Religious Studies
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This book aims to remedy the breakdown in the intelligibility of ethical theory well charted by MacIntyre and others. This aim is pursued through analyses of the phenomenology of morality, of its relation to our generic nature, of the historical cultural divorce between secularism and inherited spirituality, of ways of overcoming this via renewed understanding of the role of love and benevolence in particular. There follows critical discussion of remedies proposed by J. Finnis and G. Grisez, and by P.T. Geach. The work concludes with a defence of human rights based on the worth of the person, finally buttressed by a defence of the need for an external ethical instance as pledge of society's commitment to the good life.

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