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Divine Motivation Theory

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  • Date Published: July 2006
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  • isbn: 9780511208126

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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.

    • 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
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • 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.

  • Author

    Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski, University of Oklahoma
    Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski is Kingfisher College Chair of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma.

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