Man's Moral Condition

Richard Swinburne

in Responsibility and Atonement

Published in print June 1989 | ISBN: 9780198248491
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598555 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Man's Moral Condition

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The desires of humans often conflict with their beliefs about what they ought to do. Hence temptation, a propensity to wrong doing, subjective (involving acting one's conscience) and objective, which is transmitted by genetic and social mechanisms.

Keywords: belief; conscience; desire; moral belief; temptation

Chapter.  3162 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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