Unconditional Commitment

Author: MS Kathleen R Willett
Publisher: Kathleen\Willett
ISBN: 9780692422267
Size: 13.88 MB
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Unconditional Commitment are the two words that best describe the relationship between Mitch Tanner and Rebecca Fairbanks. This third installment in the series explores the true depth of the love shared by Mitch and Rebecca as they face difficult circumstances side by side. As Rebecca launches a run for a seat in the United States Senate, Mitch is her best friend and ally. When disaster strikes, Mitch meets the challenges head on. Family and friends gather to lend their support even though they have their own adventures to pursue. Trish has made a commitment to research her Jewish heritage and in the process meets a couple who survived the Holocaust. Mary does some sleuthing of her own when an anonymous donation arrives for Rebecca. Now, if they can all get through a visit from Rebecca's sister, Aunt BeBe, they may all just qualify for sainthood. Unconditional Commitment is a loving testament to anyone who has been in love against all the odds.

Ethics Love And Faith In Kierkegaard

Author: Edward F. Mooney
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253000432
Size: 50.68 MB
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Ethics, Love, and Faith in Kierkegaard collects essays from 13 leading scholars that center on key themes that characterize Kierkegaard's philosophy of religion. With their unique focus on notions of the self, views on the command to love one's neighbor, thoughts on melancholy and despair, and the articulation of religious vision, the essays in this volume cover the breadth and depth of Kierkegaard's philosophical and religious writings. Poised at the intersection of Kierkegaard's moral psychology and its religious significance, they offer vivid testimony to the ongoing power of his unique and fervent religious spirit. Students and scholars alike will find new light shed on questions that define Kierkegaard's philosophy and religion today.

The Family

Author: Jack O. Balswick
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801032490
Size: 38.63 MB
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The authors of A Model for Marriage share Christian insights into universal issues that shape modern family life from marriage and parenting to sexuality and communication, providing in the latest edition updates on contemporary classroom practices and online resources. Original.

Human Predicaments

Author: John Kekes
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022635945X
Size: 56.17 MB
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The Ideal of Reflection -- Reflection, Innocence, and Ideal Theories -- Toward Deeper Understanding -- Notes -- Bibliography

The Human Condition

Author: John Kekes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199588880
Size: 73.94 MB
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The Human Condition is a response to the growing disenchantment in the Western world with contemporary life. Kekes offers answers to some of the deepest questions about the human condition, such as the meaning of life, the basis of morality, our vulnerability to the contingencies of lives, the prevalence of evil, and the sources of values we prize. He defends a realistic view of the human condition that rejects both facile optimism and gloomy pessimism.While acknowledging that the scheme of things is indifferent to our fortunes, Kekes shows that we nevertheless have the resources to improve our lives.

The Art Of Life

Author: John Kekes
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801440069
Size: 60.86 MB
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The art of life, according to John Kekes, consists in living a life of personal and moral excellence. This art requires continuous creative effort, drawing on one's character, circumstances, experiences, and ideals.

Reasons For Action

Author: B.C. Postow
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940172850X
Size: 58.51 MB
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2 first-person point of view, I acknowledge these possible handicaps and try to overcome them. Other people may coherently judge that I am incapable of figuring out correctly what I rationally ought to do, or they may inform me of reasons of which I had heretofore been ignorant, or they may try to help me overcome intellectual hindrances. Like me, these people would be assuming that the goal is to identify what I really rationally ought to do. Nevertheless, we are concerned with reasons for the agent to act in a certain way, rather than with reasons, say, for someone to want it to be the case that the agent act. Thus to be a reason in our sense is to be a consideration which has an appropriate guiding role to play in the. agents deliberation. (An agent is guided by reasons if she determines what to do in light of the reasons. ) Suppose then that a nor mative theory says that it is supremely desirable, or that it rationally ought to be the case, that agents act in a way that maximizes the general utility, but that (since the general utility is never in fact maximized by those who pay attention to it) considerations of the general utility should play no role in the agents' deliberation. Such a theory would not be said to ascribe to agents a reason to maximize the general utility on our usage.

Constructing International Security

Author: Brett V. Benson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107027241
Size: 19.55 MB
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Constructing International Security identifies effective third-party strategies for balancing deterrence and restraint in security relationships.

Adult Commitment

Author: Elizabeth Willems
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819177094
Size: 76.70 MB
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This interdisciplinary study of commitment draws on the disciplines of theology, philosophy, and psychology to demonstrate the importance of trust in midlife adulthood. It gives particular attention to the place of trust in resolving tensions surrounding commitments. Taking a relational perspective, this text addresses the various aspects of commitment as they affect the self, the community, and God. Several midlife people serve as test cases to illustrate the crucial role of trust for those who are called to reassess interpersonal commitments at midlife. Contents: An Ethics of Trust; Marcel on Philosophy of Trust; Theology of Trust; Psychology of Trust; and An Ethics of Trust; Trust and Commitment in Adulthood.

Minimizing Marriage

Author: Elizabeth Brake
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911975
Size: 57.38 MB
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Even in secular and civil contexts, marriage retains sacramental connotations. Yet what moral significance does it have? This book examines its morally salient features -- promise, commitment, care, and contract -- with surprising results. In Part One, "De-Moralizing Marriage," essays on promise and commitment argue that we cannot promise to love and so wedding vows are (mostly) failed promises, and that marriage may be a poor commitment strategy. The book contends with the most influential philosophical accounts of the moral value of marriage to argue that marriage has no inherent moral significance. Further, the special value accorded marriage sustains amatonormative discrimination - discrimination against non-amorous or non-exclusive caring relationships such as friendships, adult care networks, polyamorous groups, or urban tribes. The discussion raises issues of independent interest for the moral philosopher such as the possibilities and bounds of interpersonal moral obligations and the nature of commitment. The central argument of Part Two, "Democratizing Marriage," is that liberal reasons for recognizing same-sex marriage also require recognition of groups, polyamorists, polygamists, friends, urban tribes, and adult care networks. Political liberalism requires the disestablishment of monogamous amatonormative marriage. Under the constraints of public reason, a liberal state must refrain from basing law solely on moral or religious doctrines; but only such doctrines could furnish reason for restricting marriage to male-female couples or romantic love dyads. Restrictions on marriage should thus be minimized. But public reason can provide a strong rationale for minimal marriage: care, and social supports for care, are a matter of fundamental justice. Part Two also responds to challenges posed by property division on divorce, polygyny, and supporting parenting, and builds on critiques of marriage drawn from feminism, queer theory, and race theory. It argues, using the example of minimal marriage, for the compatibility of liberalism and feminism.