Finite and Infinite Goods

Finite and Infinite Goods : A Framework for Ethics

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 156 x 228 x 36mm | 612.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195153715
  • 9780195153712
  • 942,210

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one of the two most important books in moral philosophy of the last quarter century. * Theology Today * Finite and Infinite Goods is a work that every Christian philosopher and theologian concerned with ethics simply must read. It has been a long time since I have read a book with such a bold and original vision, coupled with careful argument and insightful reflection on particular problems and issues. * Books & Culture *show more

Table of contents

PART ONE: THE NATURE OF THE GOOD; PART TWO: LOVING THE GOOD; PART THREE: THE GOOD AND THE RIGHT; PART FOUR: THE EPISTEMOLOGY OF VALUEshow more

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