Articles tagged 'virtue'

Good Person: A Matter of the Heart (The)

Article (Christianity)

The morally good person, I would say, is a person who is intent upon advancing the various goods of human life with which they are effectively in contact, in a manner that respects their relative degrees of importance and the...

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Happy Graduation from Amoral University: Professor Willard’s Advice to Graduates

Interview (Christianity)

Truth may not be taught, values and morality have nothing to do with intellect, and character development is an extra-curricular activity. Welcome to the philosophy of the modern university, the training ground of tomorrow’s leaders, and America&rsquo...

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How Reason Can Survive The Modern University: The Moral Foundations Of Rationality

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

When I speak of reason surviving the modern university, I refer to reason as a living, social practice. Reason as a human faculty or as a mental function, and all that essentially pertains to it, is perhaps in no danger....

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Hume’s Remarks About “Monkish Virtues”

Article (Christianity, Philosophy)

My strategy will be to discuss the three main points in Professor King's paper, which will bring us, at point three, to Professor Davie's position. I agree with Professor King that Elizabeth Dimm does not succeed in convicting...

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Knowing What’s True. Doing What’s Good.

Lecture (Christianity, Philosophy)

In preparation for the symposium, we invite you to watch Dr. Willard's 2010 lecture on Moral Knowledge.   PROGRAM: Knowing What's True. Doing What's Good. Monday, February 3, 2020  --  Knowing What's True 9:00 a.m. ...

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Liberation Through Sensuality:  Cinematic Moral Vision in an Age of Feeling

Article (Philosophy)

The aim of this paper is to cast light upon the moral vision—the vision of what is good and what is obligatory—that governs many if not most of the motion pictures produced in the United States...

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Moral Rights, Moral Responsibility and the Contemporary Failure of Moral Knowledge

Article (Philosophy)

Human rights are in desperate straits around the world. They are widely proclaimed, but brutally violated on a mind-numbing scale. The basic outlook which I wish to represent in this talk is that moral rights depend, for their effective implementation,...

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Unhinging of the American Mind—Derrida as Pretext (The)

Article (Philosophy)

This conference calls upon us to say something illuminating about the causes of the current condition of the university system in the United States. Social causation is a notoriously slippery topic. It is difficult to say anything with much confidence...

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Utilitarianism and Phenomenology

Article (Philosophy)

Utilitarianism is a general tendency within ethical theory that may or may not incorporate a significant phenomenological element, depending on how its basic ideas are developed. At its center is the view that moral distinctions are to be defined in...

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