Category Archives: Moral Philosophy

Greatness of the Common Good

“The common good is greater not because it includes the singular good of all the singulars; in that case it would not have the unity of the common good which comes from a certain kind of universality in the latter, … Continue reading

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Authority and Property

Authority has the character of intelligence directing to some end. God as the supreme authority directs all things to their ends. Man has a certain capacity in virtue of being in the image of God, that is in possessing rationality, … Continue reading

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Ground of Economics

This is entirely a point of speculation on my part: Proposal: The early Scholastics focused on the ethics of economics because of the explicit metaphysical realism that sees a good economy as an ethical one. One of the frequent points … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia and Moral Philosophy

Regarding the specific comments about Holy Communion for divorced and remarried Catholic not living as brother and sister, I’ve heard two comments that got me thinking. The first was that life is messy, therefore etc. The second was that the … Continue reading

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Freedom of Religious Abortion

I’ve been interested in Zippy’s notion of liberalism being maintained by unprincipled exceptions. Here I try to work out a particular example. In general, people who defend religious freedom are the same people who are opposed to abortion. The most … Continue reading

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An Argument Against Universal Suffrage

In modern democracies, universal suffrage is seen as the corner stone of liberty and proper political conduct. Its universality is congruent with the universality of its acceptance. Therefore, a convincing argument against it must proceed from premises that are accepted … Continue reading

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Objective Value of Contracts

My thoughts on value are that it is grounded in some power of the valuable thing. Value is a species of the good with reference particularly to dependent rational animals. Now something is either good in itself or good for … Continue reading

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