The Justification of the Good; An Essay on Moral Philosophy

 
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The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Publisher: London : Constable and Co. Ltd.; Publication date: 1918; Subjects: Ethics; Ethics; Religion / Philosophy; Religion / Ethics; Philosophy / General; Philosophy / Ethics

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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 the first part of the book Solovyov explores humanity's inner virtues and their full reality in Christ, weaving his moral philosophy with threads drawn from Orthodox theology. In the second part Solovyov discusses the practical implications of Christian goodness for such areas as nationalism, war, economics, legal justice, and family.

This edition of "The Justification of the Good" reproduces the English edition of 1918 and is the only new publication of this work since that date. The book includes explanatory footnotes by esteemed scholar Boris Jakim and a bibliography, compiled by Jakim, of Solovyov's major philosophical and religious works.

About the Author:

Vladimir Solovyov (1853–1900), one of Russia's leading intellectuals and a close friend of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, taught philosophy at Moscow University. Among his other books is "Three Conversations concerning War, Progress,and the End of History."

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