By Liesel Schwarz
[b]LEAVE IT TO CHANCE. Eleanor “Elle” probability, that is—the intrepid heroine of this edgy new sequence that transforms components of city myth, historic event, and paranormal romance into natural storytelling gold.
In a Golden Age the place spark reactors strength the airlines, and creatures of sunshine and Shadow stroll overtly between us, a perilous online game of Alchemists and Warlocks has begun.
whilst an strange shipment drags airship-pilot Elle probability into the affairs of the mysterious Mr. Marsh, she needs to confront her future and do every little thing in her energy to forestall the Alchemists from unleashing a paranormal apocalypse.
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25 constitutively involves a (general) disposition or tendency to resist giving in to aggressive or destructive impulses toward others (or lack such impulses altogether), and if someone’s overall motivation or character fails to include such a tendency, we consider it morally undesirable or bad (though not necessarily the worst we can imagine). 25. This example suggests a way for agent-based ethics to deal with the general topic of negligence. Someone who acts negligently may exhibit a lack of real concern for others at the time he acts.
No reasonable ethics should decry or begrudge selfconcern and self-assertiveness in moral agents, and as feminists and others have recently noted, it would be ironic and morally counterproductive for any new ethics to focus exclusively on aspects of feminine moral thought and activity that have typically restricted and been used to restrict the freedom and self-fulﬁllment of women. An ethic of care or concern exclusively or even primarily for favored others seems, then, to be morally retrograde, but there is no reason why a feminine or feminist ethic of caring shouldn’t allow and even advocate self-concern (and self-assertiveness).
3. Morality as Inner Strength Having now, I trust, quelled the charges of autism, antinomianism, and theoretical overconﬁdence or close-mindedness that it is initially tempting to launch against agent-based approaches, I would like us to consider some interesting and even promising examples of agentbased ethical theories. Looking back over the history of ethics, it strikes me that there are basically two possible ways in which one can naturally develop the idea of agent-basing: one of them I call 12.
A Conspiracy of Alchemists (The Chronicles of Light and Shadow, Book 1) by Liesel Schwarz