Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Finite, Contingent, and Free: A New Ethics of Acceptance
Foyalty 227

Finite, Contingent, and Free: A New Ethics of Acceptance (Hardback)

Currently unavailable to order online.
Email me when back in stock


What is it that makes us human, yet makes each of us different? Joyce Kloc McClure offers three defining features-we are all finite (limited), contingent (dependent), and free. McClure explains that finitude and contingency are common to all humans, but are also the two characteristics that create differences among us. We make ethical decisions based on our own distinct natures. Finite, Contingent, and Free is a Roman Catholic perspective on ethics written for everyone, not just Roman Catholics. McClure develops an ethical framework for the finite, contingent, and free human being. We begin with self-acceptance-understanding that our reactions to finitude and contingency contribute heavily to who we are. McClure says we then extend that same acceptance to others, making acceptance the proper response to the conditions of human existence, and the foundation for ethics.

Joyce Kloc McClure is assistant professor of religion at Oberlin College.

More books by Joyce Kloc McClure

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Eleonore Stump
Time To Tell: a look at how we tick
Ronald Green
Ontology and Dialectics 1960-61
Theodor W. Adorno; Nick Walker
The Fifth Corner of Four: An Essay on...
Graham Priest
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close