Politics and the Pulpit

Politics and the Pulpit (Once Again) - Stanley Fish Blog - NYTimes.com Stanley Fish wrote an interesting article last week on a developing debate in the US over the right of Preachers to advocate for particular presidential candidates from the pulpit. Under legislation introduced by Lyndon Johnson in 1954, any Pastor who endorses a particular… Continue reading Politics and the Pulpit

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Consequential Ethics

"Tell me honestly, I challenge you - answer me: imagine that you are charged with building the ediface of human destiny, the ultimate aim of which is to bring people happiness, to give them peace and contentment at last, but that in order to achieve this it is essential and unavoidable to torture just one… Continue reading Consequential Ethics

What is ‘Value’?

The term ‘value’ immediately suggests its background: it was raised in the fertile fields of Economic theory. The way for ‘value’ to enter ethical discourse was opened through the influence of 19th century Utilitarian philosophy - itself almost entirely an application of economic principles to ethical theory. The use of ‘value’ as an ethical term… Continue reading What is ‘Value’?