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More weighty is the claim that to make human nature the basis for ethics is to accept something unacceptably constricting: the imposition of a single form of life and preferred set of dispositions on everyone.

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The glorification of conscience

Today we appear to have two different approaches to morality. One is founded in obedience to the Church’s teaching on moral matters; the other is the absolute requirement to follow our subjective conscience. 779 more words

Moral Judgment

Hauerwas Goes to the Movies (Week 2)

This is the second post of a series on teaching religion in film using the work of Stanley Hauerwas. For helpful background, please see the first post from last week… 666 more words


Moral progress is slow

In “The Idea of Perfection,” Iris Murdoch – who channels an interesting amalgam of Platonism, socialism, analytical philosophy, the idea of God, virtue ethics, and atheism – explains why progress in the moral life is slow. 239 more words

Notion Podcast: Virtue Ethics with Dr Edward Skidelsky

We would like to introduce to you the very first ‘Notion’ philosophy podcast brought to you by editors Jodie and Theo.

Dr Edward Skidelsky joined us to talk Virtue Ethics, beards, and the seven deadly sins.


Two more crucial words

We have recently examined a very seldom used, yet crucial, word in ancient philosophy, and Stoicism in particular: amathia, meaning ‘disknowledge’ instilled into the soul by bad upbringing and bad education, consisting in false values and notions and beliefs. 1,360 more words

Ancient Stoicism

One crucial word

Amathia. It is often translated as “ignorance,” as in the following two famous quotes from Socrates:

“Wisdom alone, is the good for man, ignorance the only evil” (Euthydemus 281d) 1,556 more words

Ancient Stoicism