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DUTY

DUTY   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
259 words

(Heb.ḥovah), an obligation or due, payable to God or to another person. The rabbinic idiom for fulfilling one’s duty, “...

Duty

Duty   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
2,128 words

Duty might be treated in any of three very different ways – one might discuss its definition and so run

Duty

Duty   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
525 words

The notion of duty as it developed especially with Kant did not exist with that meaning in the Middle Ages

duty

duty   Reference library

R. W. Hepburn

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
188 words

Along with the concepts of ‘ought’ and ‘obligation’, the concept of duty expresses moral action as ...

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