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Mortality And Morality

Author : Hans Jonas
ISBN : 9780810112865
Genre : Philosophy
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Hans Jonas (1903-93) was a German Jew, pupil of Heidegger and Bultmann, lifelong friend and colleague of Hannah Arendt at the New School for Social Research, and one of the most prominent thinkers of his generation. The range of his topics never obscures their unifying thread: that our mortality is at the root of our moral responsibility to safeguard humanity's future. Mortality and Morality both consummates and demonstrates the basic thrust of Jonas's thought: the inseparability of ethics and metaphysics, the reality of values at the center of being.
Category: Philosophy

The Mortality And Morality Of Nations

Author : Uriel Abulof
ISBN : 9781107097070
Genre : History
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Standing at the edge of life's abyss, we seek meaningful order. We commonly find this 'symbolic immortality' in religion, civilization, state and nation. What happens, however, when the nation itself appears mortal? The Mortality and Morality of Nations seeks to answer this question, theoretically and empirically. It argues that mortality makes morality, and right makes might; the nation's sense of a looming abyss informs its quest for a higher moral ground, which, if reached, can bolster its vitality. The book investigates nationalism's promise of moral immortality and its limitations via three case studies: French Canadians, Israeli Jews, and Afrikaners. All three have been insecure about the validity of their identity or the viability of their polity, or both. They have sought partial redress in existential self-legitimation: by the nation, of the nation and for the nation's very existence.
Category: History

Morality Mortality Death And Whom To Save From It

Author : Frances Myrna Kamm
ISBN : 9780195119114
Genre : Medical
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"Fascinating....An imaginative, deeply engaging philosophical adventure."--Ethics. "Will quickly become, in debates concerning the sorts of distribution problems Kamm is concerned with, what Rawls's Theory of Justice is for more general debates about distributive justice."--Journal of Medical Ethics.
Category: Medical

Morality Mortality Volume Ii Rights Duties And Status

Author : Frances Myrna Kamm
ISBN : 9780195144024
Genre : Philosophy
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Kamm applies her non-consequentialist theory to practical ethical problems involving life and death, including the distinction between killing and letting die, and the permissibility of harming some to save others.
Category: Philosophy

Morality Not Mortality

Author : William Horst
ISBN : OCLC:1143325045
Genre : Bible
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This study arues that the language of "death" as human plight in Rom 5-8 is best understood against the background of Platonic moral-psychological discourse, in which "death" refers to a state of moral bondage in wich a person's rational faculty is dominated by irrational passions and appetites associated with the body. It is death of this sort, rather than human mortality or "cosmic power" called "death," that "entered the world" through Adam's transgressions in Eden (Rom 5:12). Moral death was imposed on humanity as judgement against Adam's sin, in order to increase sinful behavior, which ultimately serves to increase the magnitude of the glorious revelation of God's grace through Jesus Christ. This study begins by tracing traditions of moral-psychological discourse, largely rooted in the wrtings of Plato, which shape Hellenistic philosophical writings, as well as a number of Helenistic Jewish writings, which are broadly relevant to understanding Paul's milieu. It then identifies a number of parallels between Paul's words about sin and death in Rom 6:1-8:3 and this Helenistic tradition of moral discourse. It further argues that the inception of death and sin through Adam in Rom 5:12-21 should likewise be understood in terms of the inception of moral death, which is a divine judgement against sin that ultimately serves God's purposes in the glorious reveaton grace through Christ. It then offers interpretations of several passages that have often been understod in reference to the inception of mortality through Eden, but which can better be understood in reference to the inception of mortality through Eden, but which can be better understood in a manner more in line with the themes of this study (Rom 1:23, 3:23, 8:19-23). Ultimately, the human plight on which Paul focuses much of his attention throughout Rom 5-8 is a matter or morality, not mortality.
Category: Bible

Morality Mortality

Author : F. M. Kamm
ISBN : 0198024592
Genre : Philosophy
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In Morality, Mortality, Volume II, Kamm continues to explore questions of life and death as illustrations of general issues in moral theory. Resuming her development of non- consequentialist ethical theory and its application to practical ethical problems, she explores the distinction between killing and letting die, between harming and not aiding, and between intending and foreseeing harm. Throughout this examination, she focuses on the methodology used in analyzing these questions. Kamm develops a principled account of when harming some to save others is permissable and impermissable. In the process, she discusses the "Survival Lottery and Trolley Problem," and other related dilemmatic situations. Kamm then covers the concepts of rights and prerogatives, contrasting a victim-focused account of rights with that of an agent-relative account. Here, she considers the problem of minimizing rights violations, and the significance of the status of inviolability. She concludes Volume II by assessing whether agreements or superogatory conduct may permissably override restrictions, and what their doing or not doing indicates about morality, duties, and prerogatives.
Category: Philosophy

Mothers Medicine And Morality In Rural Mali

Author : Lianne Holten
ISBN : 9783643903013
Genre : Social Science
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How to understand the simultaneity of parental love and care with inaction when a child is ill? This question inspired author Lianne Holten to conduct the ethnographic study presented in this book. Holten worked and lived in the isolated village of Farabako (Mali) to help establish a maternity clinic. She clearly describes the tension between Western biomedical thinking and local ideas on health. Holten explains how biomedical assumptions make the mothers' actions appear incomprehensible, but she also shows the logic within the local context. This study contributes to the understanding of the importance of local moralities in health and will be useful for public health initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa. (Series: Mande Worlds - Vol. 6)
Category: Social Science

Human In Death

Author : Kecia Ali
ISBN : 1481306278
Genre : Ethics in literature
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"Cover"--"Blurbs" -- "Title Page" -- "Copyright" -- "Dedication" -- "Contents" -- "Preface" -- "Introduction: Reading in Death" -- "1. Intimacy in Death" -- "2. Friendship in Death" -- "3. Vocation in Death" -- "4. Violence in Death" -- "5. Perfection in Death" -- "Conclusion: Ending in Death" -- "Notes" -- "Works Cited
Category: Ethics in literature

Alcohol Tobacco And Obesity

Author : Kirsten Bell
ISBN : 9781136762529
Genre : Medical
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First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Medical

Mortality Immortality And Other Life Strategies

Author : Zygmunt Bauman
ISBN : 9780745674247
Genre : Social Science
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Zygmunt Bauman's new book is a brilliant exploration, from a sociological point of view, of the 'taboo' subject in modern societies: death and dying. The book develops a new theory of the ways in which human mortality is reacted to, and dealt with, in social institutions and culture. The hypothesis explored in the book is that the necessity of human beings to live with the constant awareness of death accounts for crucial aspects of the social organization of all known societies. Two different 'life strategies' are distinguished in respect of reactions to mortality. One, 'the modern strategy', deconstructs mortality by translating the insoluble issue of death into many specific problems of health and disease which are 'soluble in principle'. The 'post-modern strategy' is one of deconstructing immortality: life is transformed into a constant rehearsal of 'reversible death', a substitution of 'temporary disappearance' for the irrevocable termination of life. This profound and provocative book will appeal to a wide audience. It will also be of particular interest to students and professionals in the areas of sociology, anthropology, theology and philosophy.
Category: Social Science

Inwardness And Morality

Author : Eric Wolf Fried
ISBN : 9789042017962
Genre : Philosophy
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This book reminds us that "in inwardness I am in myself. " It defines our experience in terms of subjectivity, private self-awareness, and complex relationships between interiority and outwardness. The book shows that our inwardness need not confine us to narcissistic self-absorption, but may expand our capacity for richer, more sympathetic relations with others.
Category: Philosophy

The Tangled Bank

Author : Michael S. Hogue
ISBN : 9781630878672
Genre : Religion
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In response to the confluence of moral uncertainty with the increase of human power to alter nature, and through critical integration of the philosophical naturalism of Hans Jonas and the critical religious naturalism of James M. Gustafson, The Tangled Bank argues for an ecotheological ethics of responsible participation. By making the case that the moral pressures of our time call for a vision that is as deeply naturalistic as it is deeply theological, a critical perspective is advanced that is attuned to human embeddedness within nature as well as to human distinctiveness. In support of this, a moral anthropological method is deployed as a creative new way to integrate the comparative, critical, and constructive tasks of theological ethics. The insights of Hans Jonas and James M. Gustafson, interpreted comparatively for the first time, are critically drawn together to suggest new directions for scholarship and teaching in theology and religion and science studies.
Category: Religion

The Roots Of Morality

Author : Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
ISBN : 0271048271
Genre : Philosophy
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Category: Philosophy

Morality And Machines

Author : Stacey L. Edgar
ISBN : 0763717673
Genre : Computers
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Intended for science and technology students, philosophy students interested in applied ethics, and others who must deal with computers and the impact they have on our society.
Category: Computers

Death Rites

Author : Robert Lee
ISBN : 9781134826322
Genre : Philosophy
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First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Philosophy

Facts And Values

Author : M.C. Doeser
ISBN : 9789400944541
Genre : Philosophy
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The answer to philosophical questions will often depend on the position one takes regarding the fact-value problem. It is, therefore, not surprising that, in the tradition of western philosophy, the past 200 years or so record an animated discussion of it. In the present collection the debate is continued by representatives of various "schools" in contemporary western thought. A number of philosophers from non-western cultures, too, enter into it. The contributions do not all reflect on the same theme, nor do they use the same approach. Essays written by philosophers sympathetic to the analytical tradition are followed by reflections on the part of those inspired by phe nomenology. A third group of contributions is by non-western thinkers, who are more likely to approach the problem in terms of culture. Their engage ment with the issue clearly shows, among other things, that it is almost exclusively in the western tradition that the fact-value distinction is often understood as an outright dichotomy. The occasion for the publication of this collection is Dr. Cornelis Anthonie van Peursen's retirement as Professor of Philosophy. This year he leaves the Free University, Amsterdam; until 1982 he was professor at the University of Leyden as well. In the Netherlands and beyond he has become known for his concern with constructive comparison of diverging philosophical trends and the cross-cultural fertilization of thought. Characteristic of his career are his efforts to render the results of academic philosophizing understand able to a broader audience.
Category: Philosophy

Through A Lens Darkly

Author : Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki
ISBN : 9781498203142
Genre : Religion
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What if we ask questions concerning sin and redemption outside of the religious or theological milieu? After all, "sin" functions something like religious code language for that which is problematic in human existence. But all humans deal with our fragility and our penchant for harming ourselves or others, and all humans seek to resolve these issues. Might the religious community learn from those outside our gates? Accordingly, in this book a theologian seeks to gain insight from the way seven outstanding filmmakers of our time set up the problems of human existence and seek to resolve them over a series of their films. Explore with her how Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen, Spike Lee, the Coen brothers, John Sayles, Ang Lee, and Terrence Malick define human problems and explore resolutions; mark the overlap with Christianity, but more importantly, ponder the contrasts. You'll never watch films the same way again!
Category: Religion