Philosophical Ethics

Natural Law and Moral Inquiry

Germain Grisez has been a leading voice in moral philosophy and theology since the Second Vatican Council. In this book, such major thinkers as John Finnis, Ralph McInerny, and William E.

Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality

Most of us are content to see ourselves as ordinary people—unique in ways, talented in others, but still among the ranks of ordinary mortals.

Health, Disease, and Illness

In the 1850s, "Drapetomania" was the medical term for a disease found among black slaves in the United States. The main symptom was a strange desire to run away from their masters.

Grounding Human Rights in a Pluralist World

In 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which declared that every human being, without "distinction of any kind," possesses a set of mor

Fundamentals of Ethics

Are we entitled to be confident that our moral judgements can be objective?

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