Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics (Paperback)

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Renowned scholar Robert Adams explores the relation between religion and ethics through a comprehensive philosophical account of a theistically-based framework for ethics. Adams' framework begins with the good rather than the right, and with excellence rather than usefulness. He argues that loving the excellent, of which adoring God is a clear example, is the most fundamental aspect of a life well lived. Developing his original and detailed theory, Adams contends that devotion, the sacred, grace, martyrdom, worship, vocation, faith, and other concepts drawn from religious ethics have been sorely overlooked in moral philosophy and can enrich the texture of ethical thought.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780195153712
ISBN-10: 0195153715
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: May 9th, 2002
Pages: 424
Language: English
Series: Framework for Ethics