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Because she is widely regarded in the field of contemporary philosophy of religion, Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski's latest book will be a major contribution to ethical theory and theological ethics. At the core of her work lies a new form of virtue theory based on the emotions. Distinct from deontological, consequentialist and teleological virtue theories, this theory has a particular theological Christian foundation.Read more
- Zagzebski is a prominent author whose previous book for Cambridge, Virtues of the Mind, did very well
- Philosophy of religion is a strong-selling part of the Philosophy list
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"Well-written and cogently argued, this is an important text...Agree or disagree with Z.'s arguments, most readers will profit from this fine work." Theological Studies, J.A. Colombo, University of San Diego
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- Date Published: July 2006
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511208126
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Table of Contents
Part I. Motivation-Based Virtue Ethics:
1. Constructing an ethical theory
2. Making emotion primary
3. Goods and virtues
4. Acts and obligation
Part II. Divine Motivation Theory:
5. The virtues of God
6. The moral importance of the incarnation
7. The paradoxes of perfect goodness
8. The problem of evil
Part III. Ethical Pluralism:
9. Ideal observers, ideal agents, and moral diversity.
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