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Evil, God, the greater good, and rights : the philosophical origins of social problems

Author: Bryan Fanning
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through an analysis of the thought of many important philosophers and the interpretation and use of such by key figures in the social sciences, this study attempts to explain how and why beliefs  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Fanning
ISBN: 9780773454149 0773454144
OCLC Number: 123968148
Description: xi, 235 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Augustine and 'tough love' --
The problem of evil --
Original sin and free will --
A tale of two cities --
Justice and the moral community --
Predestination and individualism --
Love and welfare --
Aquinas versus modernity --
Introduction --
Aristotle and Aquinas --
Aquinas and natural law --
Faith, free will and coercion --
Catholic anti-modernism --
Faith, doctrine and the material world --
Faith and social justice --
Aquinas and modernity --
Witch trials and bureaucracies --
The metaphysics of prejudice --
Heresies and orthodoxies --
Rationality and its discontents --
Show trials and autonomy --
Kingdoms of ends --
Justice in a kingdom of ends --
Liberty against the counsels of perfection --
An anthropomorphic greater good --
Metaphysics of the market --
Democratising the kingdom of ends --
Believing in rights --
From natural slavery to natural rights --
From natural rights to the rights of man --
Legal positivism --
Rules vs. principles --
The fragility of human rights --
Nietzsche, pragmatism and belonging --
The lonely passion of Friedrich Nietzsche --
Dionysos vs. the crucified --
Nietzsche and pragmatism --
Ontology and intolerance --
Metaphysics and belonging.
Responsibility: Bryan Fanning ; with a preface by Timothy Mooney.
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