Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations

Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations

by C. Stephen Evans
     
 
C. Stephen Evans explains and defends Kierkegaard's account of moral obligations as rooted in God's commands, the fundamental command being 'You shall love your neighbour as yourself'. The work will be of interest not only to those interested in Kierkegaard, but also to those interested in the relation between ethics and religion, especially questions about whether

Overview

C. Stephen Evans explains and defends Kierkegaard's account of moral obligations as rooted in God's commands, the fundamental command being 'You shall love your neighbour as yourself'. The work will be of interest not only to those interested in Kierkegaard, but also to those interested in the relation between ethics and religion, especially questions about whether morality can or must have a religious foundation. As well as providing a comprehensive reading of Kierkegaard as an ethical thinker, Evans puts him into conversation with contemporary moral theorists. Kierkegaard's divine command theory is shown to be an account that safeguards human flourishing, as well as protecting the proper relations between religion and state in a pluralistic society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191534072
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
09/09/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
436 KB

Meet the Author

C. Stephen Evans is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor University.

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