The essential connection between human value and saintly behavior

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Coghlan, Simon 2017. The essential connection between human value and saintly behavior. Journal of Value Inquiry. 51 (1), pp. 123 - 140. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10790-016-9561-x
AuthorsCoghlan, Simon
Abstract

In this paper I will explore the idea that saintly goodness is essential to an understanding of the value, specifically the preciousness, to use Raimond Gaita’s term, of all human beings. Key parts of this idea can be traced to Simone Weil. Gaita has recently revived her thought. Yet the idea of a vital connection between saintly goodness and universal human value remains philosophically marginal and misunderstood.

KeywordsCommon Humanity; Religious Language; Adult Daughter; Full Humanity; Absolute Conception
Year2017
JournalJournal of Value Inquiry
Journal citation51 (1), pp. 123 - 140
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
ISSN0022-5363
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s10790-016-9561-x
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85014600082
Page range123 - 140
Research GroupSchool of Philosophy
Place of publicationNetherlands
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