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Yet he looked serene and smiling to his latest breath, conscious of the goodness of his own heart, and of not having sullied a name that had thrown a light upon humanity!There are different modes of obligation, and different avenues to our gratitude and favour.

Doing and Deserving: Essays in theTheory of Responsibility, Princeton: Princeton UniversityPress.

Moses agreed, and she fulfilled her promise -- and Moses married her, and fulfilled the obligation of a husband to her, causing her to become pregnant (Josephus, , II, x).


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Essays on Aristotle's Ethics,Los Angeles: University of California Press.

That he was the chosen prophet to expand the Christian empire, on a perceived obligation of the monarchs and a presumed notion that the Christian faith should be adopted.


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Current cultures, regardless of religion or politics, are looped into a series of nihilistic patterns that must be broken by rediscovering our nature as living beings, and our obligations as human beings.

Political Obligation Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (An

This is how organized my reading habit is. First I decided to restart my Russian project (to read the major Russian novels) which was interrupted last year when my hardcover The Brothers Karamazov would not fit in the seat pocket of the plane to New Zealand. It had to be stashed in the overhead bin where I could not open it during the 10-hour flight. These are the details that break your resolve.But then I made the mistake of opening the most recent Martin Amis novel, The Pregnant Widow. I thought, Easy, I could alternate the Russians with contemporary authors. Besides, I acquired a taste for Amis only recently. In the past it was an obligation (“You have to read Martin Amis!”) but after a trip to London I picked up The Rachel Papers and became a fan. So my reading calendar for 2011 would begin with The Pregnant Widow.And then I saw a trailer for the upcoming HBO series A Game of Thrones, based on the fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin. Which I haven’t read. Which tempted me by not being available in the three bookstores where I asked for them. Which appeared in front of me the next time I looked. It’s a sign, I always say. Of what, I have no idea. . .

Rousseau: Social Contract: Book I - Constitution Society

But then I made the mistake of opening the most recent Martin Amis novel, The Pregnant Widow. I thought, Easy, I could alternate the Russians with contemporary authors. Besides, I acquired a taste for Amis only recently. In the past it was an obligation (“You have to read Martin Amis!”) but after a trip to London I picked up The Rachel Papers and became a fan. So my reading calendar for 2011 would begin with The Pregnant Widow.

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That it is appropriate to understand An Essay on Man as world view in verse, as a work which depicts humanity's relationship to and understanding of a perplexing and amazing world, is indicated in the statement of the poem's "Design" in which the author avows that his goal was to examine "Man in the abstract, his Nature and his State." Indeed, Pope sought to fulfill his agenda by describing in each of the work's four "epistles" the nature and state of man with respect (1) to the universe, (2) to...