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    R. C. Miner (2015). The Difficulties of Mercy: Reading Thomas Aquinas on Misericordia. Studies in Christian Ethics 28 (1):70-85.
    In the Questions on charity in the ST, Aquinas considers at length the vices opposed to charity, omitting altogether any Question on a vice opposed to mercy. What does the omission reveal about mercy and its difficulties? First, I reject ready-to-hand explanations of the omission. Second, I consider the relation between mercy and compassion, showing that for Thomas the primary impediments to compassion are less vices than psychological forces irreducible to any single vice. Third, I turn to a different set (...)
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    R. C. Miner (2008). What Does Obligation Add to Virtue-Descriptions? Some Uses of Anscombe's Law/Game Analogy. Christian Bioethics 14 (2):165-174.
    We can describe certain actions as defective in a particular virtue, for example, as “unjust” or “intemperate.” We can take the additional step of describing such actions as “morally wrong” or “contrary to moral obligation.” A key claim of Elizabeth Anscombe's “Modern Moral Philosophy” is that if we choose to describe virtue-defective actions as “morally wrong,” because we are “obliged” or “bound” or “required” not to do them, we are in fact taking an additional step and that this step stands (...)
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  3. R. C. Miner (2012). Nietzsche, Schmitt, and Heidegger in the Anti-Liberalism of Leo Strauss. Télos 2012 (160):9-27.
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