The Good Rebel: Understanding Freedom and Morality

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2002 - 326 էջ
"The Good Rebel is unique because it provides a novel perspective on the issue of freedom. Instead of limiting itself to a critique of the prevalent view, it provides a positive alternative to more subjective accounts of human achievement. It also situates modern issues and ideas in a broad social and historical context, borrowing ideas and examples from many different cultures, times, and places. The question of individual freedom is presented, not as a technical, academic concern, but as a public issue which concerns us all. In line with the pragmatist tradition, The Good Rebel provides a descriptive account of ethical striving that faithfully represents the values and beliefs that motivate ordinary people's lives." "The Good Rebel will interest readers in philosophy, political and social theory, psychology, literary criticism, contemporary culture, and the history of ideas."--BOOK JACKET.

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Comprehensive Morality
Morality and Autonomy
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A Theory of Rebellion
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Էջ 129 - And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to go into hell.
Էջ 128 - You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Էջ 52 - We can only have the highest happiness, such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts, and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves; and this sort of happiness often brings so much pain with it, that we can only tell it from pain by its being what we would choose before everything else, because our souls see it is good.
Էջ 138 - Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing.
Էջ 129 - If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away.
Էջ 268 - And there were always choices to make. Every day, every hour, offered the opportunity to make a decision, a decision which determined whether you would or would not submit to those powers which threatened to rob you of your very self, your inner freedom...

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