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Refined Consequentialism by Patrick Andrew Tully

Title Refined Consequentialism
Author Patrick Andrew Tully
Publisher Peter Lang
Release 2006
Category Religion
Total Pages 178
ISBN 9780820486253
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Refined Consequentialism critically examines the moral vision offered by the late Richard A. McCormick, the premier American Catholic moral theologian of the post-Vatican II era. Taking a philosophical approach to a debate carried on primarily by moral theologians, the author presents a forceful case that McCormick's brand of proportionalism belongs in the ranks of consequentialist moral theories. In doing so, the author stakes out a clear position on one side of a crucial debate that goes to the heart of the Catholic and Christian moral tradition. This book may serve as a text in both undergraduate and graduate courses that deal with contemporary Catholic (and secular) moral thought. A broader public - one interested in the history of moral theology and in the ethical-theoretical underpinnings of the current debates within the churches on euthanasia, supporting pro-choice politicians, and removal of nutrition and hydration from gravely ill patients - will also find this book of great interest.

Fundamentals of Ethics by John Finnis

Title Fundamentals of Ethics
Author John Finnis
Publisher Georgetown University Press
Release 1983
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 163
ISBN 9780878404087
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Are we entitled to be confident that our moral judgements can be objective? Can they express insights into aspects of reality, rather than mere feelings, tastes, desires, decisions, upbringing, or conventions? Why must we consider some of our choices to be free, and how do our free choices matter? How far should our moral judgements be based on assessments of expected consequences? Can utilitarianism, and other consequentialist or proportionalist theories, be anything more than the rationalization of positions taken on other grounds? The main theme of this book is the challenge to ethics from philosophical scepticism and from contemporary forms of consequentialism. But in seeking to meet this challenge, the book develops a sustained philosophical argument about many of the central questions of ethics. It reviews classical positions, and challenges some long-influential interpretations of those positions. It also reviews and participates in some recent developments and controversies in Anglo-American ethical theory. The activity of ethical theorizing itself is shown to be a matter of free and intelligent decision, in pursuit of intelligible good; it thus provides a test-case for any ethical theory.

Title Contemporary Catholic Health Care Ethics Second Edition
Author David F. Kelly
Publisher Georgetown University Press
Release 2013-03-28
Category Medical
Total Pages 448
ISBN 1589019601
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Contemporary Catholic Health Care Ethics, Second Edition, integrates theology, methodology, and practical application into a detailed and practical examination of the bioethical issues that confront students, scholars, and practitioners. Noted bioethicists Gerard Magill, Henk ten Have, and David F. Kelly contribute diverse backgrounds and experience that inform the richness of new material covered in this second edition. The book is organized into three sections: theology (basic issues underlying Catholic thought), methodology (how Catholic theology approaches moral issues, including birth control), and applications to current issues. New chapters discuss controversial end-of-life issues such as forgoing treatment, killing versus allowing patients to die, ways to handle decisions for incompetent patients, advance directives, and physician-assisted suicide. Unlike anthologies, the coherent text offers a consistent method in order to provide students, scholars, and practitioners with an understanding of ethical dilemmas as well as concrete examples to assist in the difficult decisions they must make on an everyday basis.

Reason Informed by Faith by Richard M. Gula

Title Reason Informed by Faith
Author Richard M. Gula
Publisher Paulist Press
Release 1989
Category Religion
Total Pages 350
ISBN 9780809130665
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Excellent textbook introduction to the basic issues of fundamental moral theology that considers all of today's moral issues. +

Title Moral Dilemmas in Medieval Thought
Author M. V. Dougherty
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2011-04-14
Category Philosophy
Total Pages
ISBN 1139501437
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The history of moral dilemma theory often ignores the medieval period, overlooking the sophisticated theorizing by several thinkers who debated the existence of moral dilemmas from 1150 to 1450. In this book Michael V. Dougherty offers a rich and fascinating overview of the debates which were pursued by medieval philosophers, theologians and canon lawyers, illustrating his discussion with a diverse range of examples of the moral dilemmas which they considered. He shows that much of what seems particular to twentieth-century moral theory was well-known long ago - especially the view of some medieval thinkers that some forms of wrongdoing are inescapable, and their emphasis on the principle 'choose the lesser of two evils'. His book will be valuable not only to advanced students and specialists of medieval thought, but also to those interested in the history of ethics.

Popular Punishment by Jesper Ryberg

Title Popular Punishment
Author Jesper Ryberg
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2014-05-15
Category Law
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0199941386
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Should public opinion determine--or even influence--sentencing policy and practice? Should the punishment of criminal offenders reflect what the public regards as appropriate? These deceptively simple questions conceal complex theoretical and methodological challenges to the administration of punishment. In the West, politicians have often answered these questions in the affirmative; penal reforms have been justified with direct reference to the attitudes of the public. This is why the contention that politicians should bridge the gap between the public and criminal justice practice has widespread resonance. Criminal law scholars, for their part, have often been more reluctant to accept public input in penal practice, and some have even held that the idea of consulting public opinion constitutes a populist approach to punishment. The purpose of this book is to examine the moral significance of public opinion for penal theory and practice. For the first time in a single volume the editors, Jesper Ryberg and Julian V. Roberts, have assembled a number of respected criminologists, philosophers, and legal theorists to address the various aspects of why and how public opinion should be reflected in the way the criminal justice system deals with criminals. The chapters address the myriad complexities surrounding this issue by first weighing the justifications for incorporating public views into punishment practices and then considering the various ways this might be achieved through juries, prosecutors, restorative justice programs, and other means.

Encyclopedia of Christian Theology by Jean-Yves Lacoste

Title Encyclopedia of Christian Theology
Author Jean-Yves Lacoste
Publisher Routledge
Release 2005-07-27
Category Reference
Total Pages 1928
ISBN 1135456410
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Encyclopedia of Christian Theology, translated from the French Dictionnaire Critique de Théologie 2nd Edition, features over 530 entries, contributed by 250 scholars from fifthteen different countries. Alphabetically arranged entries provide the reader a critical overview of the main theological questions and related topics, including concepts, events, councils, theologians, philosophers, movements, and more. Hailed as a "masterpiece of scholarship," this reference work will be of great interest and use for scholars, students of religion and theology as well as general readers.

Title My Revision Notes WJEC and Eduqas A level Religious Studies Religion and Ethics
Author Clare Lloyd
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2019-05-13
Category Religion
Total Pages 120
ISBN 1510450300
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Target success in WJEC and WJEC Eduqas A-level Religious Studies with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that you can rely on to review, strengthen and test students' knowledge. With My Revision Notes every student can: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage - Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers - Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert advice and examples of typical mistakes to avoid

Slaves of the Passions by Mark Schroeder

Title Slaves of the Passions
Author Mark Schroeder
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2007-12-13
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 224
ISBN 0199299501
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Mark Schroeder presents an original theory of reasons for action. This theory is broadly Humean, in holding that reasons for action are instrumental, or explained by desires. Slaves of the Passions will be essential reading for anyone interested in metaethics, practical reason, or explanatory moral theory.