Noun(1) a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems(2) someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
(1) But donning the robes of the moralist presents problems of its own, notably the problem of Presentism, that is judging historical figures by contemporary moral standards.(2) One problem with absolutism about honesty is that it drives the moralist into a kind of dishonesty of her own.(3) As poet and critic, philosopher and moralist and metaphysician, he to some extent invented those new, difficult and radical criteria by which we have learned to judge work like his own.(4) He was not simply a writer, but in his later decades a moralist and philosopher who influenced, among others, Gandhi.(5) He is the moralist for whom, in the religious life, morality counts as everything.(6) But also the moralist forgets that morality cannot be imposed or legislated or begotten by an act of will.(7) Gide, being the moralist he is, otherwise pays heed only to the book's intent and not to its consequences.(8) The most famous legal moralist is Patrick Devlin, who argues that a shared morality is essential to the existence of a society.(9) You also might know that he was a defender of orthodoxy in a turbulent time and a stern moralist .(10) He was a moralist deeply suspicious of how moralism is used.(11) ├ö├ç├┐She was a moralist and puritan who would consider the topic of sex a taboo,├ö├ç├û he said.(12) For a moralist teaches us the anatomy of virtue and vice, helping us to see and understand what is at stake in particular judgments and practices.(13) Of all the Greek moralists , Aristotle provides the most psychologically insightful account of virtuous character.(14) It's such a fascinating world and as soon as people can stop thinking of the Victorians as stuffy moralists then they can see that they were very sensual and rich.(15) You know: not all moral people are moralists, nor all moralists moralistic.(16) Third, moral philosophers and moralists in the wake of eighteenth-century cosmopolitanisms have insisted that we human beings have a duty to aid fellow humans in need, regardless of their citizenship status.
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