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The Definition of Death  

Stuart J. Youngner

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
Two factors, medical science's growing control over the timing of death and the increasingly desperate need for organs, have led to a reopening of the debate about the definition of death ... More

The Franciscans  

Thomas Williams

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Jan 2013
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Apr 2013
This chapter analyses the Franciscans's views in ethics and moral psychology, beginning with an overview of the general characteristics of Franciscan moral thought in the late thirteenth ... More

Later Christian Ethics  

Terence H. Irwin

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Jan 2013
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Apr 2013
This chapter begins by considering the relationship between Christian ethics and moral philosophy. The analysis then turns to the period between the Reformation (from the early sixteenth ... More

Morality and Religion  

Linda Zagzebski

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
One of the greatest challenges of the contemporary world is to find a moral discourse that can reach all the inhabitants of the earth, but one that preferably causes no violence to the ... More

The Problem of Evil  

Peter van Inwagen

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Jun 2007
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Sep 2009
There are many ways to understand the phrase “the problem of evil.” This article conceives this phrase as a label for a certain purely intellectual problem—as opposed to an emotional, ... More

Religion and Morality  

Thomas Ahnert

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
In the eighteenth century it was thought that there could be no coherent or consistent system of morality without certain common religious beliefs. These were the belief in the existence ... More

Thomism  

Colleen McCluskey

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Jan 2013
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Apr 2013
Thomism is a philosophical movement based on the writings of Thomas Aquinas. This chapter begins by explaining the historical context within which Thomism originated and some of the ... More

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