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The Justification of the Good: An Essay on Moral Philosophy
After passing through deism, pantheism, and sundry atheistic visions of life, Vladimir Solovyov emerged as a Christian thinker of irrepressible conviction and uncommon genius. "The Justification of the Good," one of Solovyov's last and most mature works, presents a profound argument for human morality based on the world's longing for and participation in God's goodness. In ...more
Paperback, 410 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
(first published 1897)
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The magnum opus of Vladimir Solovyov, a true philosopher in every sense of the word (including in the literal sense as a lover of wisdom), The Justification of the Good is a powerful and profound work of moral philosophy. Solovyov takes a tack which may be considered anthropological, tracing human moral impulses back to feelings of shame aimed at one's own physiological sexual nature, pity aimed at others with whom one identifies on equal grounds, and reverence for higher powers - starting with ...more
Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov was a Russian philosopher, theologian, poet, pamphleteer and literary critic, who played a significant role in the development of Russian philosophy and poetry at the end of the 19th century and in the spiritual renaissance of the early 20th century.More about Vladimir S. Soloviev...