Chapter

Devotion

Robert Merrihew Adams

in Finite and Infinite Goods

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780195153712
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199869381 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195153715.003.0008
Devotion

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This chapter defends devotion to the Good as such, or to God, as an integrative ideal and organizing principle for human motivation. It explores ways in which the infinite good or God can be loved in loving finite goods with full particularity. Ideas of higher order preferences and of alliance with God, and with those who love the Good play an important part in this integration of loves.

Keywords: alliance; devotion; finite goods; higher order preferences; integration of loves; motivation; particularity

Chapter.  13038 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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