Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics

Oxford University Press (1999)
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.
Keywords Religion and ethics
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Call number BJ47.A33 1999
ISBN(s) 9780195128482   0195128486  
DOI 10.1093/mind/113.449.142
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