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Moral Saints and Moral Exemplars
     

Moral Saints and Moral Exemplars

by Howard Schwartz (Editor), Howard Harris (Editor)
 

Susan Wolf in a much cited work has questioned the very existence of moral saints. Others have disputed her contentions. Louis Pojman in rejecting Wolf's arguments noted that "it may be the case that only by having a sufficient number of moral saints in key social and political positions can our society and world be saved. They are the salt of the earth,

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Susan Wolf in a much cited work has questioned the very existence of moral saints. Others have disputed her contentions. Louis Pojman in rejecting Wolf's arguments noted that "it may be the case that only by having a sufficient number of moral saints in key social and political positions can our society and world be saved. They are the salt of the earth, constituting its preservation." The contributors to this issue side with Pojman. They do however recognise the complexity surrounding moral saints and moral exemplars. As one contributor, Cécile Rozuel, notes in her introduction "The theme of this issue is fascinating: who could argue against moral exemplars and moral saints? Who, but a wicked soul, would declare that they are not inspired by people who go beyond their duty and do extraordinary things out of love, care or moral commitment? Who, but a corrupted soul would not feel a hint of shame at their own moral weakness when they are called to sacrifice their self-interest for a noble cause? And yet…Yet, there is something unsettling about moral exemplars and moral saints." This issue discusses that intriguing aspect and various others too.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781783500741
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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