Ethics in Light of Childhood

Author: John Wall

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589016248

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Childhood faces humanity with its own deepest and most perplexing questions. An ethics that truly includes the world’s childhoods would transcend pre-modern traditional communities and modern rational autonomy with a postmodern aim of growing responsibility. It would understand human relations in a poetic rather than universalistic sense as openly and interdependently creative. As a consequence, it would produce new understandings of moral being, time, and otherness, as well as of religion, rights, narrative, families, obligation, and power. Ethics in Light of Childhood fundamentally reimagines ethical thought and practice in light of the experiences of the third of humanity who are children. Much like humanism, feminism, womanism, and environmentalism, Wall argues, a new childism is required that transforms moral thinking, relations, and societies in fundamental ways. Wall explores childhood’s varied impacts on ethical thinking throughout history, advances the emerging interdisciplinary field of childhood studies, and reexamines basic assumptions in contemporary moral theory and practice. In the process, he does not just apply ethics to childhood but applies childhood to ethics—in order to imagine a more expansive humanity.

Virtue and the Moral Life

Author: William Werpehowski,Kathryn Getek Soltis

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739182323

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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The scope of interest and reflection on virtue and the virtues is as wide and deep as the questions we can ask about what makes a moral agent’s life decent, or noble, or holy rather than cruel, or base, or sinful; or about the conditions of human character and circumstance that make for good relations between family members, friends, workers, fellow citizens, and strangers, and the sorts of conditions that do not. Clearly these questions will inevitably be directed to more finely grained features of everyday life in particular contexts. Virtue and the Moral Life: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives takes up these questions. In its ten timely and original chapters, it considers the specific importance of virtue ethics, its public significance for shaping a society’s common good, the value of civic integrity, warfare and returning soldiers’ sense of enlarged moral responsibility, the care for and agency of children in contemporary secular consumer society, and other questions involving moral failure, humility, and forgiveness.

Why Jephthah's Daughter Weeps

Author: Margaret Murray Talbot

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004508171

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Why does Jephthah’s daughter weep? This new child-oriented reading reveals that a complex mix of emotional, familial, socio-cultural, and sexual consequences of menarche and menstruation lies behind her tears. There’s more blood flowing in this Judges story than you’ve likely imagined!

Reenvisioning Christian Ethics

Author: Darryl W. Stephens

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 3039283944

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Christian ethics is a wide and varied field; so diverse are the methods and approaches, theological perspectives and starting points, and scopes of inquiry and purposes—dare we even call it a discipline?—that the field is rarely considered as a whole. Christian ethics includes historical, descriptive, critical, constructive, and applied projects on countless topics. Lending creative energy to this field of study are a range of partner disciplines, including, most prominently, theology, philosophy, and sociology, each containing multiple schools themselves. To envision the entire field of Christian ethics is a difficult task; to reenvision the entire field may perhaps be impossible for one person. Thus, this publication includes original research by multiple scholars, each offering a distinct perspective from their primary partner discipline. Chapters include Roman Catholic and Protestant voices from Europe, Asia, and North America. In aggregate, these writings contribute to a composite reenvisioning of Christian ethics, refracting our collective vision through the prisms of diverse academic and methodological perspectives in this vast field of inquiry, study, and practice.

Children at the Borders

Author: Jonathan Josefsson

Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press

ISBN: 917685602X


Page: 90

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In the wake of a steady flow of child migrants attempting to cross borders and states’ efforts to restrict immigration, various public controversies have arisen about the rights of asylum-seeking children. The ‘moral gap’ between the outcome of democratically enacted laws and the aim of controlling immigration, on the one hand, and public calls to protect the universal rights of asylum seeking children, on the other, have created a political challenge for Western democracies. This thesis sets out to examine two particular settings in which norms about the rights of asylum-seeking children and immigration control have been established and contested over the years: the Swedish Migration Court of Appeal and Sweden’s largest morning paper, Dagens Nyheter. It combines empirically oriented analysis with theoretical enquiry, and it brings the issue of the rights of asylumseeking children into dialogue with the contemporary political-philosophical debate about membership, rights and borders. I kölvattnet av en stadig ström av barn som migrerar över statsgränser har medial rapportering, protester och offentliga diskussioner aktualiserat frågor om asylsökande barns rättigheter. Det ”moraliska glappet” mellan tillämpningen av demokratiskt stiftade lagar i syfte att reglera invandringen,å ena sidan, och offentliga krav på att skydda universella rättigheter för asylsökande barn, å andra sidan, har växt fram som en samtida utmaning för demokratiska stater att hantera. I denna avhandling undersöks två specifika arenor där normer om asylsökande barns rättigheter och immigrationskontroll har etablerats och ifrågasatts under de senaste åren; den svenska Migrationsöverdomstolen och Sveriges största morgontidning, Dagens Nyheter. Avhandlingen kombinerar empiriska analyser med teoretiska undersökningar om asylsökande barns rättigheter i dialog med en samtida politisk filosofisk diskussion om medlemskap, rättigheter och gränser.

Give Children the Vote

Author: John Wall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350196304

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Throughout history, the right to vote has been extended to landowning men, the poor, minorities, women, and young adults. In each case, the meaning of democracy itself has been transformed. The one major group still denied suffrage is the third of humanity who are under 18 years of age. However, children are becoming increasingly active in political movements for climate regulation, labor rights, gun control, transexual identity, and racial justice. And these have led to a growing global movement to eliminate minimum ages of enfranchisement. This book argues that it is time to give children the vote. Using political theory and drawing on childhood studies, it shows why suffrage cannot legitimately be limited according to age, as well as why truly universal voting is beneficial to all and can help save today's crumbling democratic norms. It carefully responds to a wide range of objections concerning competence, knowledge, adult rights, power relations, harms to children, and much more. And it develops a detailed childist theory of voting based on holding elected representatives maximally responsive to the people's different lived experiences. The book also introduces the concept of proxy-claim voting, wherein parents or guardians exercise proxy votes for non-competent persons, both child and adult, until whatever time those persons wish to claim or reclaim the exercise of their vote for themselves. Ultimately, the book maps out a new vision of democratic voting that, by equally empowering children, is at last genuinely democratic.

Journal of Moral Theology, Volume 7, Number 1

Author: Mary Doyle Roche

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532648383

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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Children and Youth: Forming the Moral Life Edited by Mary M. Doyle Roche Children and Youth: Forming the Moral Life Mary M. Doyle Roche The Vice of “Virtue”: Teaching Consumer Practice in an Unjust World Cristina L.H. Traina Families in Crisis and the Need for Mercy Marcus Mescher Transgender Bodies, Catholic Schools, and a Queer Natural Law Theology of Exploration Craig A. Ford, Jr. Hooking Up, Contraception Scripts, and Catholic Social Teaching Kari-Shane Davis Zimmerman and Jason King Youth, Leisure, and Discernment in an Overscheduled Age Timothy P. Muldoon and Suzanne M. Muldoon Children’s Right to Play Mary M. Doyle Roche Review Essay Exclusion, Fragmentation, and Theft: A Survey and Synthesis of Moral Approaches to Economic Inequality David Cloutier

Body, Emotion and Mind

Author: Martin Tamcke,Gladson Jathanna

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643904266

Category: Religion

Page: 245

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This volume decodes the European representations of the Indian body, emotions, and mind in diverse representational discourses. Efforts have been made to counter the mind-centered approaches to body and emotions, reassessing the body's role in intellectual insight and insisting on the centrality of the body in the reproduction and transformation of cultural experiences. The book will be of interest to anyone concerned with Indian and cross-cultural studies. (Series: Studien zur Orientalischen Kirchengeschichte / Studies on the Oriental Church History - Vol. 49)

Ethics for the Young Mind

Author: Jerome S. Allender,Donna Sclarow Allender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317260309

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Ethics for the Young Mind is both a curriculum and a story. This book is designed to assist teachers and parents in their endeavors to educate young people about behaving ethically. Messy ethics, practical applications, and teaching ethics are the main topics. The book begins with a focus on right versus wrong and moves on to an exploration of combining rules with compassion. The authors explore what happens when right confronts a conflicting right, and the hard work of a meaningful ethical classroom discussion. The practical applications provided in the book demonstrate how to stop bullying before the social fabric of a community breaks down. Offering vivid classroom and real-life examples, the book works through the challenges and rewards of creating ethical classrooms and other communities—even at home. The authors address global concerns and the overall need for adolescents to develop a work ethic to have success in creating an ethical community.

Children, Adults, and Shared Responsibilities

Author: Marcia J. Bunge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139560581

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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This collection of essays by Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scholars underscores the significance of sustained and serious ethical, inter-religious, and interdisciplinary reflection on children. Essays in the first half of the volume discuss fundamental beliefs and practices within the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam regarding children, adult obligations to them, and a child's own obligations to others. The second half of the volume focuses on selected contemporary challenges regarding children and faithful responses to them. Marcia J. Bunge brings together scholars from various disciplines and diverse strands within these three religious traditions, representing several views on essential questions about the nature and status of children and adult-child relationships and responsibilities. The volume not only contributes to intellectual inquiry regarding children in the specific areas of ethics, religious studies, children's rights, and childhood studies, but also provides resources for child advocates, religious leaders, educators, and those engaged in inter-religious dialogue.