Relational Views of Humanness: The Reciprocity of Ontos and Telos

Relational Views of Humanness: The Reciprocity of Ontos and Telos By Marcia Pally Studies in Christian Ethics (2019, May 3), pp. 1-11. Introduction                       Neurobiologist Darcia Narvaez, in her award-winning Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality, suggests that, “To approach eudaimonia or human flourishing, one must have a concept of human nature, a realization of what […]

Hardwired for Generosity

Hardwired for Generosity: Sacrifice & the Common Good By Marcia Pally Commonweal Magazine,  March 2017 The Good Samaritan, Pelegrín Clavé y Roqué In today’s America, “sacrifice” sounds like a bad thing—like having to give up what you deserve, like an unjust hardship. In what Christopher Lasch called our culture of self-absorption and narcissism, the idea […]