Ethics

Daniel Weintraub A Friendship Across Lifetimes

Daniel Weintraub A Friendship Across Lifetimes

                A Friendship Across Lifetimes For my final paper, I will write about the relationship and legacies of Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe and Hafez. The two were separated by about 500 years, with Hafez dying in 1390, and Goethe in 1832. Hafez was born in the city of Shiraz, which back then(…)

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Daniel Weintraub’s Friendship Resolution

Daniel Weintraub’s Friendship Resolution

WHEREAS, Friendship exceeds all other means of promoting social harmony and societal cohesion.   WHEREAS, Friendship is blind to differences of class, race, gender, sexuality, religion, and all other means of separation.   WHEREAS. Friendship, when promoted at an early age, shields children from the biases of their parents   WHEREAS, Friendship, more than anything(…)

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Justice and Freedom: Can they exist alongside friendship?

Justice and Freedom: Can they exist alongside friendship?

Rachel Wolchok Professor Mahallati RELG 274 March 16, 2019   Moral Paradigm Shifts for a more Friendship-centered World   In his book Friendship: A Central Moral Value, Michael Mitias explores the ideals crucial to societies in the Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern times in the context of friendship. This analysis illustrates the gradual shift away from(…)

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Common/Uncommon Ground in Friendship

Common/Uncommon Ground in Friendship

Daniel Weintraub   While it may take over a lifetime to define friendship, there are certain tenets that friendship scholars tend to hold on to. Is friendship about being together? Finding oneself? Finding one another? Well, yes and no, depending on where one draws their sources from. I will argue that Confucian, Hindu, Zoroastrian, Roman,(…)

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Santiago Roman: Freedom Friendship and Cold Justice

Santiago Roman: Freedom Friendship and Cold Justice

Santiago Roman Professor Jafar Mahallati Friendship and Peacemaking February 18, 2019 Freedom, Friendship, and Cold Justice The deep running and rapid changes in the last century, instigated by a wave of technological evolutions, has radically impacted today’s western dynamics of friendship and, more recently, politics in ways that give the arguments of the classic greek(…)

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On Friendship as the Essential Teachings of the Qur’an

On Friendship as the Essential Teachings of the Qur’an

On Friendship as the Essential Teachings of the Qur’an The Qur’an is a book of great wealth and knowledge, guiding over a billion of its followers every year towards salvation. Despite this, wars, feuds, torture, and oppression have been claimed to be justified by the text itself.[i] I propose, however, that the very elemental aspects(…)

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Ashley George: Tides of Change in Islamic Exegeses

Ashley George: Tides of Change in Islamic Exegeses

Like all other religions, Islam has several school of ethics as well as exegeses, theories meant to determine interpretation of the Qur’anic text and how to implement these values into society. Exegeses held by different countries can be seen based on the laws they establish in their Shari’a. The different groups of exegeses we have(…)

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On the many Exegesis of the Qur’an

On the many Exegesis of the Qur’an

On the many Exegesis of the Qur’an Despite being the direct word of God, the Qur’an has continued to be interpreted by human scholars across a wide range of factors. Some believe the text should be understood by the prophet Muhammad’s own action, while yet others herald the tradition set over the last 1300 years.(…)

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The Qur’an on Community, Friendship, and Forgiveness

The Qur’an on Community, Friendship, and Forgiveness

The Qur’an on Community, Friendship, and Forgiveness The Qur’an, despite being a religious text, holds the basis for many laws within Islamic states. In fact, the very nature of law and justice seems deeply intrenched in the moral code put forth by the Qur’an. The 5 pillars of Islam actively engage in this communal setting.(…)

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Ashley George: Paradise or Hellfire; It’s Your Choice

Ashley George: Paradise or Hellfire; It’s Your Choice

Al-Ghazali theorizes that Paradise is like a piece of land. Whatever you do in this life will determine what that piece of land looks like once you’ve reached the afterlife.[1] If you do mostly good deeds in this life and strive for peace and harmony amongst your neighbors, your piece of land could be something(…)

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Companionship; On the Eschatology of the Qur’an

Companionship; On the Eschatology of the Qur’an To be a member of the Islamic faith, one must carry three core beliefs: That there is only one God, that Muhammad is the prophet of God, and that an afterlife exists. The first two beliefs rely heavily on the tangible, living world. One should follow Allah’s teachings(…)

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Ashley George: Moral Order in an Orthopraxy

Ashley George: Moral Order in an Orthopraxy

There are so many schools of ethics in Islam that it’s hard to keep track of them all. One such school of thought is capacity ethics. This ideology says that those with a greater capacity to do good are expected to practice virtues of greater value.[1] Therefore, a virtue to an average person can be(…)

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Evan Corey: Gaining Knowledge as Humanity’s Primary Moral Imperative in the Qur’an

Evan Corey: Gaining Knowledge as Humanity’s Primary Moral Imperative in the Qur’an

  The ethical schools by which one might examine Qur’anic morality vary wildly.  Each asks a different question of human conduct.  Although the Qur’an includes many verses to do with intent, means, and other important aspects of morality, the text is most forthcoming in the realm of duty.  The concept of wajib was created not(…)

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Michael Kennedy: The Gap in American Political Philosophy and an Ethical Return

Michael Kennedy: The Gap in American Political Philosophy and an Ethical Return

At the contemporary moment, the people of the United States are in a period of uncertainty and deep self-reflection. While Americans have been studying and actively opposing environmental injustice, wealth inequality, personal and institutional racism, patriarchy, etc., peoples’ faith in American political institutions to address these issues is faltering. The supposed checks of democracy have(…)

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Alejandra Diaz. The Quranic Moral Code as a system of compassion

Alejandra Diaz. The Quranic Moral Code as a system of compassion

The Quranic Moral order is primarily a virtue and Consequence system. Its values are reflective of both God’s qualities and humanity’s relationship with God. It acknowledges humanity’s position of privilege as a creature of free will and immense potentials. It evaluates our intention and the consequences of our actions, or the fulfillment of the potential(…)

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On the Qur’an as a Web

On the Qur’an as a Web

On the Qur’an’s moral order

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