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The Resource By nature equal : the anatomy of a Western insight, John E. Coons and Patrick M. Brennan ; with a foreword by John Witte, Jr

By nature equal : the anatomy of a Western insight, John E. Coons and Patrick M. Brennan ; with a foreword by John Witte, Jr

Label
By nature equal : the anatomy of a Western insight
Title
By nature equal
Title remainder
the anatomy of a Western insight
Statement of responsibility
John E. Coons and Patrick M. Brennan ; with a foreword by John Witte, Jr
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What do we mean when we refer to people as being equal by nature? In the first book devoted to human equality as a fact rather than as a social goal or a legal claim, John Coons and Patrick Brennan argue that even if people possess unequal talents or are born into unequal circumstances, all may still be equal if it is true that human nature provides them the same access to moral self-perfection. Plausibly, in the authors' view, such access stems from the power of individuals to achieve goodness simply by doing the best they can to discover and perform correct actions. If people enjoy the same degree of natural capacity to try, all of us are offered the same opportunities for moral self-fulfillment. To believe this is to believe in equality." "This truly interdisciplinary work not only proposes the authors' own rationale but also provides an effective deconstruction of several other contemporary theories of equality, while it engages historical, philosophical, and Christian accounts as well."--Jacket
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DLC
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Coons, John E
Dewey number
305/.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM146
LC item number
.C66 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brennan, Patrick M.
Series statement
New forum books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Equality
  • Equality before the law
Label
By nature equal : the anatomy of a Western insight, John E. Coons and Patrick M. Brennan ; with a foreword by John Witte, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Host Property.
  • 3.
  • Making the Host Property Uniform
  • pt. II.
  • Could the Philosophers Believe in Human Equality?
  • 4.
  • Could the Enlightenment Believe? Individualism, Kant, and Equality.
  • 5.
  • Nature, Natural Law, and Equality
  • pt. III.
  • Foreword
  • Could the Christians Believe in Human Equality?
  • 6.
  • The Framework for a Christian Obtensionalism.
  • 7.
  • Repaving the Road to Hell: The Pelagian Issues.
  • 8.
  • The Repaving Project, Part II: An Equal-Opportunity Creator
  • pt. IV.
  • Good Persons and the Common Good.
  • 9.
  • John Witte, Jr.
  • Harmonies of the Moral Spheres.
  • 10.
  • Harvests of Equality
  • Introduction: In Search of a Descriptive Human Equality
  • pt. I.
  • Human Equality: What does it Mean?
  • 1.
  • What Has Been Said?
  • 2.
Control code
39849417
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 362 pages
Isbn
9780691059228
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98041031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
By nature equal : the anatomy of a Western insight, John E. Coons and Patrick M. Brennan ; with a foreword by John Witte, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Host Property.
  • 3.
  • Making the Host Property Uniform
  • pt. II.
  • Could the Philosophers Believe in Human Equality?
  • 4.
  • Could the Enlightenment Believe? Individualism, Kant, and Equality.
  • 5.
  • Nature, Natural Law, and Equality
  • pt. III.
  • Foreword
  • Could the Christians Believe in Human Equality?
  • 6.
  • The Framework for a Christian Obtensionalism.
  • 7.
  • Repaving the Road to Hell: The Pelagian Issues.
  • 8.
  • The Repaving Project, Part II: An Equal-Opportunity Creator
  • pt. IV.
  • Good Persons and the Common Good.
  • 9.
  • John Witte, Jr.
  • Harmonies of the Moral Spheres.
  • 10.
  • Harvests of Equality
  • Introduction: In Search of a Descriptive Human Equality
  • pt. I.
  • Human Equality: What does it Mean?
  • 1.
  • What Has Been Said?
  • 2.
Control code
39849417
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 362 pages
Isbn
9780691059228
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98041031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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