Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics

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Oxford University Press, Jul 29, 1999 - Philosophy - 424 pages
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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.
 

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An excellent and brilliant book for the setting up for a overtly theistic ethical framework. I especially love the way he incorportes theistic concepts like devotion and idoltary into an overarching ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
THE NATURE OF THE GOOD
11
LOVING THE GOOD
129
THE GOOD AND THE RIGHT
229
THE EPISTEMOLOGY OF VALUE
351
Bibliography
391
Index
401
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