Perplexity in the Moral Life: Philosophical and Theological Considerations

Perplexity in the Moral Life: Philosophical and Theological Considerations

by Edmund N. Santurri

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ISBN-13: 9781608994380
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction 1

1 Moral Perplexity and Consistency 7

The Argument from Prescriptivity

The Argument from Universalizability

The Argument from Deductive Logic

The Argument from Deontic Metaprinciples


2 Perplexity as Dilemma 41

A Pragmatic View

Phenomenological Considerations

The Rejection of Moral Realism

The Fragmentation of Moral Reality (I)

The Fragmentation of Moral Reality (II)


3 Thomistic Natural Law and the Order of Value 78

The General Theory

Aquinas on Dilemmas

The Limitations of Practical Reason

Concluding Reflections

4 Divine Commands and Moral Dilemmas

A Causal Divine Command Theory

Perplexity, Divine Reason, and Providence

Creation, Redemption, and Moral Conflict

Imperatives, Logic, and Consistency

Imperatives, Reason, and Pragmatics

Concluding Reflections

5 Theological Ethics and Moral Conflict 156

Agape and Special Relations

Love and Coercion

Conscience and Consequences

Borderline Situations


Postscript 202

Notes 215

Bibliography 231

Index 239

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