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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 303–334.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of excellence, an ethics of embodied endurance strong enough to withstand repeated acts of injustice. Like medieval poets, Shakespeare returns to the scene of Cressida’s destruction in order to dramatize the cultural conditions that script her moral evacuation. Taking a long view of Cressida’s downfall reveals...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 583–602.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., none of which can win out over the others on neutral grounds. Virtue and “the good” “Subjectivizing Morality,” the chapter devoted specifically to ethics, leans very heavily on the influential narrative offered by Alasdair MacIntyre in After Virtue.4 Essentially, Gregory argues...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., premodernity is not, most persuasively, a chronological category, is it therefore an ethical or moral category, an ethical disposition assumed in relation to the modern? From Shakespeare to William Morris there is a strong stance taken against the dark versions of Western moder- nity: against...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
... for a modern engagement with that ethics. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 a Jesus in the Moral Theology of Thomas Aquinas Joseph Wawrykow University...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 519–543.
Published: 01 September 2023
... tells us the content of his will because this is what fixes his intention, and the intention is critical to the moral evaluation of the action. In the medieval context this idea has come to be particularly associated with Abelard, whose Ethics (ca. 1138) insists that a sin lies in one's inward...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 395–418.
Published: 01 May 2015
... as the difference, between Aristotle’s and Plato’s philosophical projects, I am indebted to MacIntyre’s discussion in both A Short History of Ethics: A History of Moral Philosophy from the Homeric Age to the Twen- tieth Century (Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1966), 52 – 65...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Durham, North Carolina Words are deeds. — Ludwig Wittgenstein In her brilliant book, Putting on Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices, Jennifer Herdt gives a helpful picture of the moral agent as depicted in Aris- totle’s Nicomachean Ethics: The fully virtuous agent . . . is one...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 567–591.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., and Aquinas brokered rapprochements between Aristotelian virtue ethics and Abrahamic monotheism. 7 Espousing a heightened Augustinianism, Luther would jettison this settlement by reasserting the debilitating condition of original sin against the self-perfecting yearnings of the virtues. Critical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 199–231.
Published: 01 May 2020
...-8219530 © 2020 by Duke University Press Our Inner Custodian: Shame and Moral Agency in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages Ritva Palmén University of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland Shame is currently a subject of close study, especially in the areas of medical and psychiatric science, literary criticism...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 131–155.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Irwin / Luther’s Attack on Self-Love­   149 grace. But the possibility of moral virtue implies the falsity of eudaemonism. Hence moral virtue depends on grace. Luther, Scotus, and eudaemonism Luther’s criticism of pagan virtue was condemned by the Council of Trent. The Council’s Canons...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 545–554.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to avoid the violence unleashed by early modern religion. The book's weakness, then, is ethical. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 The Unintended Reformation Reformation historiography modernity ethical and moral criticism • Brad...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 January 2012
... in an emphasis on a conception of the ethical life particularly conducive to narrative and in Milton’s own idiosyncratic view of himself as an inspired author. Milton’s strength and his heart lie not in systematic moral philoso- Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 42:1...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 321–344.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., the two strains of Ane Detectioun’s discourse of imprisonment turn into a commentary on the ethical aspect of Mary’s erotic incarceration. If it was the captivity by desire that impelled her to commit adultery and murder, then this courtly imprisonment of love can be interpreted in moral terms...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 113–133.
Published: 01 January 2014
... to natural philosophy that place an emphasis on the moral or religious formation of its practitioners. Bacon was highly critical of the unprofitableness of past schemes of natural philosophy, and he is often understood as having insisted that the success of natural philosophy be gauged purely...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 455–483.
Published: 01 September 2016
...” and its modern universities, analyzed and criticized in chapter six of The Unintended Reformation. It assumes a kind of knowledge which is separable from the intellectual, moral, and metaphysical traditions which enabled the inquiry. It posits The Unintended Reformation as a product of tradition...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 283–312.
Published: 01 May 2001
....” This Spenser is an “instru- ment” of the morally dubious policies of his superiors, the poet as propa- gandist for the state.1 With more charity to the poet, Thomas H. Cain and others attribute the darkness of the 1596 Faerie Queene to Spenser’s grow- ing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 477–506.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... But this does not simply explain in dif- ferent terms the coercion or moral blackmail that feminist critics have seen in the dynamic of the courtly canso.25 For Derrida, the “gift of death” is also the very foundation of responsibility and ethical discourse in the Jewish and Christian faiths. As he...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 335–371.
Published: 01 May 2007
... commonwealth writers, a notably cross-sectarian group.67 We can best understand commonwealth writing as a creative and critical anachronism — as the survival of Scholastic moral and social phi- losophy into an era of agrarian capitalism, driven forward by active print- ing, a humanist or gospelling...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 373–400.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., with significant implications for what is usually called biographical criticism. They suggest an ethics of writing in the performative negotiations between an author and the disembodied voices that carry the divided singularity of his or her signature. In his study of promises in Shakespeare...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 285–311.
Published: 01 May 2022
... . A consideration of this work will reveal a consistency of ethical and political ideas that have been ignored by literary critics, but which draw together the seemingly disparate pieces of Usk's fraught life and challenging texts. Toward the beginning of The Testament of Love , Usk's teacher Lady Love...