By Wilhelm Windelband
Buy of this e-book contains unfastened trial entry to www.million-books.com the place you could learn greater than 1000000 books at no cost. this is often an OCR version with typos. Excerpt from publication: by contrast with this exterior approach to announcing sentence, the clinical historical past of philosophy needs to position itself upon tlie point of view of immanent feedback, the rules of that are : formal logical consistency and iiitnllfciual fruitfulni'.iK. each thinker grows right into a sure set of principles, and to those his considering is still sure, and is subjected in its improvement to mental necessity. severe research has to settle how fur it's been attainable for him to carry tilt; diversified parts of his pondering into contract with one another. The contradiction is nearly by no means truly found in so direct a sort that a similar factor is expressly maintained and in addition denied, yet consistently in one of these manner that a number of positions are recommend which, simply by way of advantage in their logical results, bring about direct contradiction and very irreconcilable effects. the invention of those discrepancies is formal feedback ; it usually coincides with pragmatic rationalization, for this formal feedback has been played in background itself via the successors of the thinker in query, and has hence made up our minds for them their difficulties. but this perspective by myself isn't really enough. As only formal it applies with no exception to all attested perspectives of a thinker, however it provides no criterion for choice at the query, in what the philosophical importance of a doctrine particularly is composed. For it's always the case that philosophy has performed its paintings simply in conceptions which needs to not at all be considered as in themselves ideal or loose from contradiction; whereas a large number of person convictions, which there's no party to oppose, needs to stay left out in a nook, as far as our ancient survey is worried. within the background of philosophy nice mistakes are weightier t...
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Chastity, the virtue required for marriage, is ultimately an expression of the virtue of charity. Consequently, sexual desire and sexual pleasure are not ends in themselves; they are useful means for achieving other ends.
Ford and Kelly summarize this new Protestant position by stating that “there is no essential subordination of the ends of marriage to one another. They are at least of equal rank and dignity, and being independent of one another can justifiably be separated” (Ford 41 SEXING THE CHURCH 42 and Kelly 1964, 13). This separation between the two ends leads to a position that advocates the permissibility of contraception. And this is precisely what Ford and Kelly want to avoid. The authors, speculating about what might be the causes of this Protestant move away from the traditional Christian teaching, cite the growing acceptance by Protestants of “situation ethics,” the lack of an infallible teaching authority, the growing belief in modern thought that sexual fulfillment in marriage is a positive value, new discoveries in the realm of biology, and, finally, the “pressures of the population problem” (14).
One can trace this thread through all the important twentieth-century magisterial statements on marriage and family. In Gaudium et Spes, for example, we read that “[t]he well-being of the individual person and of human and Christian society is intimately linked with the healthy condition of that community produced by marriage and family” (Abbott 1966, 249). In this construction, the strong family is the foundation of the strong and just society. Catholic teachings on the ethics of sexuality, particularly in the areas of contraception and reproductive technologies, reinforce a certain aspect of that family, particularly the relationship between the structure of sexual acts and their meanings and purposes.
A History of Philosophy by Wilhelm Windelband