moral certainty


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certainty based on an inner conviction

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Our mutual hope for security is only possible when we join together in strategic alliances, but also in the moral certainty that our values and our way of life are worth defending.
Petkov explains this as resulting from the fact that the period in which The Deeds was written "reflects a period during which the moral certainty of the traditional crusade had given way to a confused double standard through which the paradigm of encountering the 'other' was incorporated into Western political practice" (XXXV).
A formidable figure in Act 1, self-contained, morally secure, she brings enormous emotional power to the defining Act 2 duologues with Jenufa, Steva and Laca, riding the great orchestral climaxes with vocal authority even as the character's moral certainty slips agonisingly away.
However, her account of our moral certainty about bedrock intuitions differs from Kaspar's in an important way.
His topics include the ancient law of proof, the doubting conscience and moral certainty, hard science, philosophy: action and induction, religion: law of God and laws of nature, and dice.
This moral certainty powered his speech Wednesday at American University, Washington, chosen as a venue to evoke President John F.
No such moral certainty exists for the allied soldiers in Afghanistan in Andrew O'Hagan's subtly styled and very readable new novel.
The once wayward Kyle finds his true calling in the Navy, and he heads to Iraq with a moral certainty that no amount of time served or kills will shake.
It is that state of the case, which, after the entire comparison and consideration of all the evidence, leaves the minds of jurors in that condition that they cannot say they feel an abiding conviction, to a moral certainty, of the truth of the charge.
Pope John Paul II has been acclaimed for his moral certainty and his success in reaching the masses with his message.
He should be deemed to have not for failure to meet the test of moral certainty," the CA said.
A third condition is that there should be moral certainty of guilt of the accused who is condemned to death.
3) Rather than explore the content of Kant's rational faith, in this paper I will attempt to clarify the form this religious disposition takes by clarifying the nature of conviction and moral certainty and show why Kant thinks that solid conviction in divine providence is indivisible from a sincere character.
Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn, which threatens to tear apart the community, with irrevocable consequences.
We here in the West are relatively comfortable in our lives, we have time to make decisions and have a moral certainty about what we're doing.