obligatoriness love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being obligatory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being obligatory.

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  • noun The quality or state of being obligatory.

Etymologies

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obligatory +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Prichard's earliest work does seem to treat rightness or obligatoriness as a property of the action to be done, or rather, as a property of the action once it is done.

    Harold Arthur Prichard

  • So, rather than the divine acting as a source of legislation as in Anscombe, Paul thus marginalises any legalistic obligatoriness more forcefully than she does.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • We can, however, retain the insight that morality requires the performance of individual duties, provided we are clear that their obligatoriness arises from the nature of each duty rather than from some formal principle.

    Francis Herbert Bradley

  • So, rather than the divine acting as a source of legislation as in Anscombe, Paul thus marginalises any legalistic obligatoriness more forcefully than she does.

    Paul is rather paradoxically in many ways a stridently secular thinker

  • As omissions, failures to blow the whistle must engage with debates about the moral obligatoriness of our acting to prevent harm.

    Loyalty

  • This content-independence of authoritative reasons entails their presumptive obligatoriness.

    Natural Law Theories

  • Only persons have this kind of worth, and they have it because the capacity to set ends, or to confer value on things, is the source of all objective value (as Korsgaard 1996 and Wood 1999 have argued), and the capacity for autonomy is the source, on the one hand, both of the obligatoriness of moral law and of responsible moral actions, and on the other, of all realized human goodness.

    Respect

  • According to Hume, if I return what I owe to the seditious bigot, my only just motive is the desire to do what is right and obligatory, but, in that case, the morally good motive that is supposed (according to Hume's virtue ethics) to explain the rightness or goodness of returning what I owe to the seditious bigot already makes essential reference to the rightness or goodness or obligatoriness of doing so.

    Justice as a Virtue

  • The maidens are taught by equally solemn rites the obligatoriness of chastity.

    Problems of Conduct

  • And again I believe that it will be led to its result very largely by what is, after all, perhaps the profoundest thought of Kant, the conviction that the most illuminating fact of all is the _fact_ of the absolute and unconditional obligatoriness of the law of right.

    Recent Developments in European Thought

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