Beyond the Call of Duty

Author: Gregory Mellema

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791407387

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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A surprisingly large number of people have denied that it is possible for human moral agents to act in such a way as to go beyond or transcend what moral duty or obligation requires of them. Some of this opposition to the possibility of supererogation, as it is called, has been motivated by theological concerns. This book surveys the concerns of Luther, Calvin, and Melanchthon, as they react to certain teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, as well as the concerns of several contemporary theologians. It also examines some contemporary philosophers whose concerns have grown out of a commitment to a Kantian, utilitarian, or prescriptive type of ethics and urges that there are valuable lessons to be learned from these theologians and philosophers. At the same time it is argued that some of their concerns are the result of a mistaken idea of what it means to perform an act of supererogation. In addition, it is argued that some of their concerns can be addressed in ways that do not require a denial of the possibility of going beyond the call of duty in human life. This stage of the argument involves a discussion of virtue ethics and an examination of the concept of vocation, particularly as it has developed in Protestant thought, and illustrates the relevance of virtue and vocation to the problem of supererogation.

Call of Duty

Author: Jennifer Culp

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 147777923X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 130

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The video-game franchise Call of Duty has earned millions of fans through its realistic, engaging representation of both contemporary and historical wars. The story behind the game’s development is just as contentious. Vince Zampella, Grant Collier, Jason West, and their development studio Infinity Ward designed the Call of Duty games, which were then released by the publisher Activision. But after several years, the creators and Activision were engaged in a legal battle over money and rights. This volume details the saga and serves as a cautionary tale for how egos can destroy profitable business relationships.

Responding to Call of Duty

Author: Nate Garrelts,Matthew Wilhelm Kapell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476668752

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 219

View: 8138

Call of Duty is one of the most culturally significant video game franchises of the 21st century. Since the first game was released for PC in 2003, the first-person shooter has sold over 250 million copies across a range of platforms, along with merchandise ranging from toys and comic books to a special edition Jeep Wrangler. Top players can compete for millions in prize money in tournaments sanctioned by the Call of Duty World League. While the gaming community has reported on and debated each development, Call of Duty has received little scholarly attention. This collection of new essays examines the ideologically charged campaign mode of major franchise releases, with a special focus on militarism, realism and gender.

Militarization and the Global Rise of Paramilitary Culture

Author: Brad West,Thomas Crosbie

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 981165588X

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 8358

This edited book demonstrates a new multidimensional comprehension of the relationship between war, the military and civil society by exploring the global rise of paramilitary culture. Moving beyond binary understandings that inform the militarization of culture thesis and examining various national and cultural contexts, the collection outlines ways in which a process of paramilitarization is shaping the world through the promotion of new warrior archetypes. It is argued that while the paramilitary hero is associated with military themes, their character is in tension with the central principals of modern military organization, something that often challenges the state’s perceived monopoly on violence. As such paramilitization has profound implications for institutional military identity, the influence of paramilitary organizations and broadly how organised violence is popularly understood

The Making Call of Duty

Author: Titan Titan Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781789093513


Page: 240

View: 1212

Discover the stunning concept art and developer commentaries behind the latest game in the genre-defining Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series. The global balance of power is teetering on the brink of collapse. A diverse cast of international special forces and freedom fighters work within the grey area of their rules of engagement. The battle lines in this modern-day conflict are blurred. The stage is set in multiple theatres of conflict, from iconic European cities to the volatile expanses of the Middle East. Welcome to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. This exciting book provides a peek behind the curtain at game developers, Infinity Ward. With over 200 full colour pages filled with amazing images, character profiles, photo-realistic locations and comments from the team who made the game, this is an unmissable book for fans of the series and lovers of the video game artwork alike.

The Art of Poetry

Author: Josag Femi

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 1631358065


Page: 235

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The Art of Poetry by Josag Femi is a collection of divine and inspirational poems drawn from the inspiration of the Holy Bible and observations of nature, humans, and circumstances of life. These poems are motivational and inspirational in nature, and are unforgettable.

What is this thing called Global Justice?

Author: Kok-Chor Tan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317566483

Category: Philosophy

Page: 165

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What is this thing called Global Justice? explores the core topics covered on the increasingly popular undergraduate modules on global justice including: world poverty economic inequality nationalism human rights humanitarian intervention immigration global democracy and governance climate change international justice. Centered on real world problems, this textbook helps students to understand that global justice is not only a field of philosophical inquiry but also of practical importance. Each chapter concludes with a helpful summary of the main ideas discussed, study questions and a further reading guide.

A Practical Guide to Ethics in Public Relations

Author: Regina Luttrell,Jamie Ward

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442272759

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

View: 8220

A Practical Guide to Ethics in Public Relations is designed for courses in contemporary studies of public relations and communications. This text highlights the delicate balance required to navigate the values and demands implicit to the field of public relations and those that underlie society as a whole. Students are encouraged to examine their own values and compare them to those commonly encountered in a professional setting. A Practical Guide to Ethics in Public Relations is the ideal text for students grappling with the inevitable ethical dilemmas that arise in professional public relations.

At Duty's Call

Author: W. J. Reader,William Joseph Reader

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719023958

Category: Military service, Voluntary

Page: 164

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