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  • n. Plural form of voluntarist.


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  • One must ask whether such individuals value charitable independence or are indeed voluntarists.

    Letters: Self-indulgent charities must change

  • Pinckaers has done in revitalizing the Thomistic moral theology, I wonder if he is correct in tracing the origins of the problems that arose in Catholic moral theology to the voluntarists and William of Ockham.

    Archive 2008-04-06

  • These public-spirited voluntarists are not the problem.

    Rambles at » Blog Archive » The hazards of misanthropic environmentalism

  • One can affirm normative theological voluntarism or metaethical theological voluntarism while failing to affirm theism; atheists and agnostics can be theological voluntarists of either stripe.

    Theological Voluntarism

  • Rather, metaethical theological voluntarists aim to say something interesting and informative about moral concepts, properties, or states of affairs; and they want to say something interesting and informative about them by connecting them to acts of the divine will.

    Theological Voluntarism

  • But theological voluntarists have tended to argue that theological voluntarism has something specific to offer to theists.

    Theological Voluntarism

  • Metaethical theological voluntarists might claim that (e.g.) obligation is a theological concept, or that the property of being obligatory is a theological property, or that obligations are caused immediately by the divine will.

    Theological Voluntarism

  • Some theological voluntarists have responded to this sort of worry by claiming that what God commands/intends with respect to human action,

    Theological Voluntarism

  • But theological voluntarists want to say that at least that the properties in the obligation family are to be accounted for in terms of this view.

    Theological Voluntarism

  • While these objections have been answered plausibly in recent formulations of theological voluntarism, the way that these objections have been answered leave theological voluntarists open to a different objection: that theological voluntarism is not adequately motivated as a philosophical position.

    Theological Voluntarism


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