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Ecaterina Lung

While the historian does not express a moral judgment on this matter, his lack of reaction could be explained by the fact that the events happened in Persia. These Barbarians, prototypes of Otherness, were believed to have strange customs compared to the

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From Act to Fact

The Transformation of Suicide in Western Thought

Daniel Gordon

Revolution, and all non-Western customs in which suicide is performed as a perceived moral duty. 44 Durkheim’s harshest moral judgment is reserved for all previous traditions within which suicide was a moral act. To appreciate Durkheim’s stupendous

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Klaus Berghahn, Russell Dalton, Jason Verber, Robert Tobin, Beverly Crawford, and Jeffrey Luppes

destruction.” (195) For Primo Levi, the Italian Jewish survivor of Auschwitz, the “gray zone” is a question of moral judgment, whereas the authors try to consider this issue from a purely legal perspective. What complicates this chapter, however, is the fact

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Francisco A. Ortega

. Caro’s position in favor of moral scientific laws openly critiques Bentham’s position, for whom the moral value of social acts corresponds to their social utility. The very fact that Bentham could only pass moral judgment after the action had taken

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Beyond the Myth of Lesbian Montmartre

The Case of Chez Palmyre

Leslie Choquette

-haired women …” These customers too are depicted with empathy. Though Colette makes no attempt to hide their involvement in prostitution and drugs, she carefully avoids making any moral judgment. 48 Perhaps in reaction to Colette’s article, a man about town

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Crossing Boundaries

The Case of Wanda Wasilewska and Polish Communism

Agnieszka Mrozik

, including personal documents (letters, notes, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies), to portray their protagonists. Significantly, the prevalent attitude is one not devoid of moral judgments, which have as their point of departure the current, critical

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Moral Conflict

The Private, the Public and the Political

Marios Filis

make utilitarianism a monistic, and ultimately, a reductionist theory, or the utility principle will be one more moral rule, among others. Monism has always been attractive precisely because it promises possible and unproblematic moral judgments, in a

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Leslie Paul Thiele and Marshall Young

certainty – far from it in the case of moral judgment. I would suggest that the important role of moral examples lies in their suitability as just such reasons, and that they are useful precisely to the extent to which they are examples of the exercise of

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The Problem of Modern Pederasty in Queer History

A Case Study of Norman Douglas

Rachel Hope Cleves

of child prostitution during Douglas's lifetime, however, causes discomfort because it gives the appearance of exculpating Douglas from moral judgment for a behavior that is considered inexcusable at present. The word “normal” seems to connote moral

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The Concept of Religion in Meiji Popular Discourse

An Analysis of the Newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun

Makoto Harris Takao

simultaneously relegating them to, “subject positions as others in discourse.” 42 Indeed, the author's anti-Christian sentiment is grounded in a moral judgment that clearly articulates that gaikyō has no place in Japanese society. He goes as far as to say that