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Moral Agents and Their Deserts

Sophia Vasalou

Moral Agents and Their Deserts

by Sophia Vasalou

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Published in Princeton .
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Nguyen, Martin. Book Review: “Moral Agents and Their Deserts: The Character of Mu‘tazilite Ethics,” by Sophia Vasalou. Review of Middle East Studies, vol. 43, no. 2 (Winter ), pp. Moral Agents and Their Deserts: The Character of Mu'Tazilite Ethics By Sophia Vasalou Princeton University Press, Read preview Overview Transparency Deserts By Koningisor, Christina Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. , No. 6,

Book Review: “Moral Agents and Their Deserts: The Character of Mu‘tazilite Ethics,” by Sophia Vasalou. Review of Middle East Studies, vol. 43, no. 2 (Winter ), pp. DOI. Moral. Agents and Their Deserts: The Character of Mu'tazilite Ethics. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press +, 25 xiii pages, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth US$ ISBN Sophia Vasalou's book provides an important window into the moral economy of Mu'tazilite thinking.

  The usual definition: Moral agent: a being who is capable of acting with reference to right and wrong. From this it follows that animals are not moral agents, small children are not moral agents, even retarded adults are not moral agents, since none of the beings in these categories are able to “act with reference to right and wrong”. It also follows Adam and Eve were not moral agents when. This book-blog develops a conception of a global ethics that attempts to describe an ethical framework for a global moral community that includes all living human beings, near and distant future generations, and all of those non-human living beings possessing moral status whose well-being and survival are deserving of moral consideration by human moral agents.


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Moral Agents and Their Deserts is the first book-length study of this central theme in Mu'tazilite ethics, and an attempt to grapple with the philosophical questions it raises. At the same time, it is a bid to question the ways in which modern readers, coming to medieval Islamic thought with a philosophical interest, seek to read and converse Author: Sophia Vasalou.

Moral Agents and Their Deserts is the first book-length study of this central theme in Mu'tazilite ethics, and an attempt to grapple with the philosophical questions it raises. At the same time, it is a bid to question the ways Moral Agents and Their Deserts book which modern readers, coming to medieval Islamic thought with a philosophical interest, seek to read and converse Cited by:   The Hardcover of the Moral Agents and Their Deserts: The Character of Mu'tazilite Ethics by Sophia Vasalou at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping Author: Sophia Vasalou. "Moral Agents and Their Deserts is the first book-length study of this central theme in Mu'tazilite ethics, and an attempt to grapple with the philosophical questions it raises.

At the same time, it is a bid to question the ways in which modern readers, coming to medieval Islamic thought with a philosophical interest, seek to read and converse.

"Moral Agents and Their Deserts is a significant addition to the study of Mu tazilite thought and Muslim ethics.

The book details other works on the subject and speaks with distinct authority about the material. It articulates the broad issues of this subject with rigor. Moral Agents and Their Deserts is the first book-length study of this central theme in Mu’tazilite ethics, and an attempt to grapple with the philosophical questions it raises.

At the same time, it is a bid to question the ways in which modern readers, coming to medieval Islamic thought with a philosophical interest, seek to read and converse. Moral Agents and their Deserts The book in a nutshell. In histories of Islamic thought, the Mu‘tazilites have often occupied a special place as representatives of a brand of theology whose hallmark was its reliance on reason, particularly in questions of ethics.

It is a feature that has made them an appealing destination for those. Central to this ethical vision was the notion of moral desert, and of the good and evil consequences--reward or punishment--deserved through a person's acts.

Moral Agents and Their Desertsis the first book-length study of this central theme in Mu'tazilite ethics, and an attempt to grapple with the philosophical questions it raises. At the same. Central to this ethical vision was the notion of moral desert, and of the good and evil consequences--reward or punishment--deserved through a person's Agents and Their Desertsis the.

Moral Agents and Their Deserts is the first book-length study of this central theme in Mu'tazilite ethics, and an attempt to grapple with the philosophical questions it raises. At the same time, it. B&N Reads - Our Book Blog B&N Press Blog B&N Podcast. Special Values. Coupons & Deals Book Annex Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off: Books for All Ages Bestsellers 30% Off Price: $ Moral Agents and Their Deserts is the first book-length study of this central theme in Mu\'tazilite ethics, and an attempt to grapple with the philosophical questions it raises.

At the same time, it is a bid to question the ways in which modern readers, coming to medieval Islamic thought with a philosophical interest, seek to read and converse.

Vasalou, Moral Agents and Their Deserts,Buch, Bücher schnell und portofrei Beachten Sie bitte die aktuellen Informationen unseres Partners DHL zu. A moral agent is a person who has the ability to discern right from wrong and to be held accountable for his or her own actions. Moral agents have a moral responsibility not to cause unjustified harm.

Traditionally, moral agency is assigned only to those who can be held responsible for their actions. Children, and [ ]. Moral Agents and their Deserts: The Character of Mu‛tazilite Ethics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, ) EDITED COLLECTIONS. The Measure of Greatness: Philosophers on Magnanimity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ) Practices of Wonder: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, ) TRANSLATIONS.

Author of Moral Agents and Their Deserts, Schopenhauer and the Aesthetic Standpoint, and Ibn Taymiyya's Theological Ethics/5(9). As moral agents, leaders are bound to pursue the aims of their organization with-out violating the rights of others or doing anything immoral.

In addition, moral agents are also bound to do right, to pursue the good, to be ethically excellent, and to foster ethical behaviour in others (Angus, ).

Moral agency, then, denotes ac-countability. Actually, I think a lot of poor people are happy as they could be, under the circumstances. They get an extra point for that in my book,” I responded.

I hope this has made moral desert a bit more distinguishable from entitlement. Essentially, moral desert is what you deserve – because you are a person, a human being, a worker – a person.

We also tend to think that moral agency is a matter of degree (we do not think of children, for example, as moral agents; teenagers may have some degree of moral agency, though not the full moral agency of adults).

Not unimportantly, groups and organizations of various kinds can also be held responsible as moral agents. Albert Hourani Book Award Winner. Sophia Vasalou. Moral Agents and Their Deserts: The Character of Mu’tazilite Ethics Princeton University Press.

The Mu`tazilites were the first fully institutionalized theological school in Islam. They were enormously influential from the ninth through the eleventh centuries, although they ultimately. Book Review: “Moral Agents and Their Deserts: The Character of Mu‘tazilite Ethics,” by Sophia Vasalou By Martin Nguyen Topics: Arts and Humanities, Religion.

'Moral Agents' dissects the critics who shaped midth-century literature One of today’s most trenchant literary critics digs into some of the voices who defined American letters for their. A deeply considered and provocative new look at major American writers—including Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, and W.H.

Auden—Edward Mendelson’s Moral Agents is also a work of critical biography in the great tradition of Plutarch, Samuel Johnson, and Emerson. Any important writer, in Mendelson’s view, writes in response to an idea of the good life that is inseparable from th/5(4).