The Moral Gap: Kantian Ethics, Human Limits, and God's Assistance / Edition 1

The Moral Gap: Kantian Ethics, Human Limits, and God's Assistance / Edition 1

by John E. Hare, J. E. Hare
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198269579

ISBN-13: 9780198269571

Pub. Date: 05/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Is morality too difficult for human beings? Kant said that it was, except with God's assistance. Contemporary moral philosophers have usually discussed the question without reference to Christian doctrine, and have either diminished the moral demand, exaggerated human moral capacity, or tried to find a substitute in nature for God's assistance. This book looks at

Overview

Is morality too difficult for human beings? Kant said that it was, except with God's assistance. Contemporary moral philosophers have usually discussed the question without reference to Christian doctrine, and have either diminished the moral demand, exaggerated human moral capacity, or tried to find a substitute in nature for God's assistance. This book looks at these philosophers—from Kant and Kierkegaard to Swinburne, Russell, and R.M. Hare—and the alternative in Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198269571
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Series:
Oxford Studies in Theological Ethics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: Kantian Ethics
1. Kant and the Moral Demand
2. God's Supplement
3. Moral Faith
Part II: Human Limits
4. Puffing up the Capacity
5 Centrality.
6. Reducing the Demand
7. Substitutes for God's Assistance
Part III: God's Assistance
8. Repentance
9. Forgiveness
10. God's Assistance
Bibliography
Index of Biblical Passages
General Index

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