Love Justice and Autonomy

Special attention is paid to the ensuing challenge of understanding and respecting the lovers’ personal autonomy in all three contexts. Accordingly, the essays in this volume are divided into three thematic sections.

Author: Rachel Fedock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100032849X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 364

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Philosophers have long been interested in love and its general role in morality. This volume focuses on and explores the complex relation between love and justice as it appears within loving relationships, between lovers and their wider social context, and the broader political realm. Special attention is paid to the ensuing challenge of understanding and respecting the lovers’ personal autonomy in all three contexts. Accordingly, the essays in this volume are divided into three thematic sections. Section I aims at shedding further light on conceptual and practical issues concerning the compatibility or incompatibility of love and justice within relationships of love. For example, are loving relations inherently unjust? Might love require justice? Or do love and justice belong to distinct moral domains? The essays in Section II consider the relation between the lovers on the one hand and their broader societal environment on the other. Specifically, how exactly are love and impartiality related? Are they compatible or not? Is it unjust to favor one’s beloved? Finally, Section III looks at the political dimensions of love and justice. How, for instance, do various accounts of love inform how we are to relate to our fellow citizens? If love is taken to play an important role in fostering or hindering the development of personal autonomy, what are the political implications that need to be addressed, and how? In addressing these questions, this book engenders a better understanding both of conceptual and practical issues regarding the relation between love, justice, and autonomy as well as their broader societal and political implications. It will be of interest to advanced students and scholars working on the philosophy of love from ethical, political, and psychological angles.

Love and Justice

That the character of individuals rather than social systems and arrangements is the guarantee of justice in society . 4. That appeals to love , justice , good will , and brotherhood are bound to be efficacious in the end .

Author: Reinhold Niebuhr

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664253226

Category: Religion

Page: 309

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Niebuhr is renowned for his unflinching honesty concerning issues of social ethics, specifically, love and justice. His influence is great both inside and outside the Christian church. Now 64 of Niebuhr's important pieces about the problems of humanity and society are compiled in this single volume.

Why Political Liberalism

In Why Political Liberalism?, Paul Weithman offers a fresh, rigorous, and compelling interpretation of John Rawls's reasons for taking his so-called "political turn".

Author: Paul Weithman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199781218

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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In Why Political Liberalism?, Paul Weithman offers a fresh, rigorous, and compelling interpretation of John Rawls's reasons for taking his so-called "political turn". Weithman takes Rawls at his word that justice as fairness was recast as a form of political liberalism because of an inconsistency Rawls found in his early treatment of social stability. He argues that the inconsistency is best seen by identifying the threats to stability with which the early Rawls was concerned. One of those threats, often overlooked by Rawls's readers, is the threat that the justice of a well-ordered society would be undermined by a generalized prisoner's dilemma. Showing how the Rawls of "A Theory of Justice" tried to avert that threat shows that the much-neglected third part of that book is of considerably greater philosophical interest, and has considerably more unity of focus, than is generally appreciated. Weithman painstakingly reconstructs Rawls's attempts to show that a just society would be stable, and just as carefully shows why Rawls came to think those arguments were inconsistent with other parts of his theory. Weithman then shows that the changes Rawls introduced into his view between "Theory of Justice" and "Political Liberalism" result from his attempt to remove the inconsistency and show that the hazard of the generalized prisoner's dilemma can be averted after all. Recovering Rawls's two treatments of stability helps to answer contested questions about the role of the original position and the foundations of justice as fairness. The result is a powerful and unified reading of Rawls's work that explains his political turn and shows his enduring engagement with some of the deepest concerns of human life.




Political Theology A Guide for the Perplexed

'[A]ny illusion of a world of perfect love without these imperfect harmonies of justice must ultimately turn the dream of love into a nightmare of tyranny and injustice.'40 The other 'light' given by the love ethic of Jesus is its ...

Author: Elizabeth Phillips

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567259269

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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There is an increasingly intense interest in political theology amongst contemporary scholars and students. Yet, while there are many authors engaging in political theology, there are very few resources about political theology which aim to orient students and other recent new-comers to the field. This is a concise and accessible advanced introduction which distinguishes various approaches to political theology, and which explores several of the central issues addressed in political theologies. Theological students will be able to approach courses and readings in political theology with a renewed confidence with this overview in hand.

A Common Humanity

Drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt, Simon Weil, Primo Levi, George Orwell, Iris Murdoch and Sigmund Freud, Gaita creates a beautifully written and provocative new picture of our common humanity.

Author: Raimond Gaita

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135199175

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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This profound and arresting book draws on a wealth of examples to paint a provocative new picture of our common humanity.

The Problem of the Idea of Culture in John Paul II

The necessity for love goes beyond justice in that without love the inspiration to build, create, maintain, and sustain culture seems impossible. Love inspires and informs all human activity in the things we love to pursue.

Author: John Corrigan

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498583180

Category: Philosophy

Page: 262

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In The Problem of the Idea of Culture in John Paul II: Exposing the Disruptive Agency of the Philosophy of Karol Wojtyła, John Corrigan provides a new lens with which to view and understand the philosophy of Karol Wojtyła/John Paul II. He exposes Wojtyła as a major player in contemporary philosophical debates. The work reformulates the “problem of experience” in light of the questions surrounding our idea of culture. Corrigan argues that for Wojtyła the drama of the “problem of experience” manifests in the apparently divergent accounts of the meaning of human experience as presented by the philosophies of being and of consciousness. Solving this conundrum results in an idea of the person capable of explaining human experience in relation to human culture,unfolding the experiences of self-knowledge, conscience, and the ontic-causal relationship of the person to human culture. The first part of the book concerns formal considerations regarding the constitutive aspects of Wojtyła’s approach, while the second part deals with pragmatic considerations drawn from his comments on culture.

Love Is Justice

Love Is Justice? by Eric Robert Morse is a long essay dedicated to revealing useful truths about love.

Author: Eric Robert Morse

Publisher:

ISBN: 1600200397

Category:

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?Love Is Justice? by Eric Robert Morse is a long essay dedicated to revealing useful truths about love. It is divided into six sections by light-hearted quotes from children that give the reader a taste of the more complex material in each segment. The first part introduces the topic, reviewing our culture?s various notions of love and suggesting one more: justice. Morse uses the second section to show how this new conception can explain the several different types of love we see throughout the world. Here, he also proves how the new conception can elevate and progress mankind as a whole. But, as explained in the third section, it is not easy to find this ?true justification?. Morse discusses the difficulties in doing so and proceeds to examine an alternative in ?false justification? that we humans have discovered and employed in most of our modern relationships. The fourth section illustrates how the alternative is harmful and leads participants downward. In the fifth section, Morse makes it clear that this downward motion is not limited to only the most extreme cases, but all cases of false justification because this artificial love is based in the physical, which, as the theorist explains, is a condition unfavorable to relationships of all kinds. To attain true love, two must elevate their aims beyond the physical. The final section gives us examples of how this can be done and uses the new conception to confirm long standing ideas about love such as Platonic Love, ?love at first sight?, and ?soul mates?. Few attempts at grasping love have been as thorough and practical as Morse?s. ?Love Is Justice? has been praised as an elegant proof of a truly beautiful idea and aims to found a new standard for interpersonal relationships, romantic or otherwise.

God Loves Diversity and Justice

Both personal and scholarly in tone, this book encourages readers to think theologically, ethically, and politically about the statement that declares: “God loves diversity and justice.” The multi-religious, multi-ethnic, multi ...

Author: Susanne Scholz

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739173197

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Both personal and scholarly in tone, this book encourages readers to think theologically, ethically, and politically about the statement that declares: “God loves diversity and justice.” The multi-religious, multi-ethnic, multi-disciplinary, and multi-gendered identities of the eleven contributors and two respondents deepen the conversation. It considers questions such as: Do we affirm or challenge this theological statement? Do we concentrate on “God” in our response or do we interrogate what diversity and justice mean in light of God’s love for diversity and justice? Alternatively, do we prefer to ponder the verb, to love, and consider what it might mean for society if people really believed in a divinity loving diversity and justice? Of course, there are no easy and simple answers whether we consult the Sikh scriptures, the Bible, the Qur’an, the movies, the Declaration of Human Rights, or the transgender movement, but the effort is worthwhile. The result is a serious historical, literary, cultural, and religious discourse that fends against intellectually rigid thought and simplistic belief systems across the religious spectrum. In our world in which so much military unrest and violence, economic inequities, and religious strife prevail, such a conversation nurtures theological, ethical, and political possibilities of inclusion and justice.

Love Power and Justice

Speaking with understanding and force, Tillich offers a basic analysis of love, power, justice, and all concepts fundamental in the mutual relations of people, of social groups, and of humankind to God.

Author: Paul Tillich

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195002225

Category: Music

Page: 127

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Speaking with understanding and force, Tillich offers a basic analysis of love, power, justice, and all concepts fundamental in the mutual relations of people, of social groups, and of humankind to God. His concern is to penetrate to the essential, or ontological foundation of the meaning of each of these words.

Resurrecting Justice

story of God's love in Messiah Jesus. The language of justice inherently deals with something that has gone wrong and needs to be rectified. Of course that is the case everywhere on the human scene, in and among the nations and across ...

Author: Douglas Harink

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830843809

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Theologian Douglas Harink invites readers to rediscover Romans as a treatise on justice, tracing Paul's thinking on this theme through a sequential reading of the book and finding in each passage facets of the gospel's primary claim—that God accomplishes justice in the death and resurrection of Jesus Messiah.

The Biblical View of Man

earth” (Jeremiah 9:23); “The king's might is to love justice (mishpat); Thou hast established equity; justice and love (mishpat and zedakah) hast thou made in Jacob” (Psalms 99:4). Ezekiel begins his description of the righteous man ...

Author: Leo Adler

Publisher: Urim Publications

ISBN: 9655241785

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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The Biblical View of Man argues cogently that the Bible is more about human beings than about God and insists that, in the biblical view, what human beings need is not so much wisdom or grace but rather their own free will to fulfill the obligations that a loving God has bestowed upon them in order to allow them to prove and improve themselves. According to Rabbi Leo Adler, the exercise of such free will, rather than implying a lack of need for God, actually requires a firm commitment to God. First published in German in 1965, this engaging interpretation of the Bible appears in English for the first time.

Socrates and Aristophanes

vindicates Zeus' justice by inferring from the corrupting character of wealth that Zeus is poor and hence just. ... The Plutos vindicates the dethronement of Zeus through vindicating the love of wealth, rather than the love of justice.

Author: Leo Strauss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022622547X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 332

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In one of his last books, Socrates and Aristophanes, Leo Strauss's examines the confrontation between Socrates and Aristophanes in Aristophanes' comedies. Looking at eleven plays, Strauss shows that this confrontation is essentially one between poetry and philosophy, and that poetry emerges as an autonomous wisdom capable of rivaling philosophy. "Strauss gives us an impressive addition to his life's work—the recovery of the Great Tradition in political philosophy. The problem the book proposes centers formally upon Socrates. As is typical of Strauss, he raises profound issues with great courage. . . . [He addresses] a problem that has been inherent in Western life ever since [Socrates'] execution: the tension between reason and religion. . . . Thus, we come to Aristophanes, the great comic poet, and his attack on Socrates in the play The Clouds. . . [Strauss] translates it into the basic problem of the relation between poetry and philosophy, and resolves this by an analysis of the function of comedy in the life of the city." —Stanley Parry, National Review

Love s Justice

I'd been thinking about Love's Justice and I asked him, “How can I kill someone in a prison and not be seen?” My big brother, who'd grown up with such questions, answered me without even a blink. (I'm not going to tell you what he said.

Author: Rionna Morgan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440555796

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

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Sarah Johnson is a profiler in Portland, Oregon. She thinks she has successfully moved beyond the pain of her mother’s death fifteen years ago. However, when Justin Breslow shows up at her office claiming to be an investigative reporter from Dallas wanting to do a feature on her mother, Sarah realizes the pain has just been dormant. She agrees to work with Justin; she’s always wanted to retrace her mother’s final days, but she has no intention of sharing family secrets with a perfect stranger. Sarah and Justin unravel a plot more complex and sinister than they expected. They pursue a trail of deceit and corruption to a women’s prison in Alabama, a centuries old hotel in Georgia, and a family ranch in Texas. Nothing is simple or as it seems. Along the way, Sarah tries not to fall for Justin’s Southern charm, and Justin fights to resist Sarah’s beauty and sharp intellect. This unlikely duo will find more than they ever hoped to - in the prison, in their own backyards, and in each other’s arms. Whether they survive to enjoy their discoveries is the final mystery. Sensuality Level: Sensual

Lectures on Jurisprudence

... we fulfil our duty through that aversion from wrong which the habitual fear of the sanction has slowly engendered . We come to love justice with disinterested love , and to hate injustice with disinterested hate .

Author: John Austin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Jurisprudence

Page: 1169

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Anglican Social Theology Today

In the world as we know it the love seen to perfection in Jesus' sacrifice of himself on the cross presses us to aim at justice, yet always judges every human achievement of justice. For this is always going to be limited and ...

Author: Malcolm Brown

Publisher: Church House Publishing

ISBN: 0715144405

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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In periods of recession, churches frequently respond to social need in practical ways. These responses are often driven by pastoral concern rather than a theology of church and society. But without theological roots, such social action can be vulnerable and episodic. This volume, commissioned by a group of Bishops in hard-hit dioceses, looks to develop strong theological foundations for local social action initiatives by churches, especially for activists who are not familiar with the Church of England’s tradition of social theology, developed by William Temple and others a century ago. In exploring what a renewed Anglican social theology might look like, this also draws on the impact of Catholic Social Teaching and focuses on the core topics of multiculturalism, economics, family patterns, ecology and other key issues.