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  • Author(s):
    Stewart Clem
    Abstract:

    In this article, I argue that Immanuel Kant fails to provide a satisfactory account of ‘moral debt’ in Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason. More precisely, he fails to answer the question of why we should assume that a debt exists in the first place. In light of recent scholarship on this area of his thought, I sketch some possible readings of Kant on the nature of moral transformation that suggest how he might account for this debt. I then argue that these accounts fail to justify …

    Date Published:
    2018-03
    Record Visibility:
    Public
  • Author(s):
    Gregory Mellema
    Subject(s):
    Responsibility, Accomplices
    Abstract:

    In Complicity and Moral Accountability, Gregory Mellema presents a philosophical approach to the moral issues involved in complicity. Starting with a taxonomy of Thomas Aquinas, according to whom there are nine ways for one to become complicit in the wrongdoing of another, Mellema analyzes each kind of complicity and examines the moral status of someone complicit in each of these ways. Mellema’s central argument is that one must perform a contributing action to qualify as an accomplice, a…

    Date Published:
    2016-04-15
    Date Created:
    2016-04-15
    Record Visibility:
    Public
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter
  • Author(s):
    Tomáš Halík
    Subject(s):
    Love--Religious aspects--Christianity, God (Christianity)--Love, Christianity and culture
    Abstract:

    In his two previous books translated into English, Patience with God and Night of the Confessor, best-selling Czech author and theologian Tom\00E1\0161 Halík focused on the relationship between faith and hope. Now, in I Want You to Be, Halík examines the connection between faith and love, meditating on a statement attributed to St. Augustine-amo, volo ut sis, “I love you: I want you to be”-and its importance for contemporary Christian practice. Halík suggests that because Go…

    Date Published:
    2016-08-15
    Date Created:
    2016-08-15
    Record Visibility:
    Public
    Resource Type
    Book Chapter