Ethics and Religion

The aim of this paper is to offer a framework for discussing the connections between ethics and religion and to propose some broad substantive theses about how they may be related philosophically, politically, and psychologically. Section I outlines some ontological, epistemological and conceptual connections between ethics and religion, focusing particularly on the question of whether either is dependent on the other. Section II mainly addresses the motivational capacities of religious as opposed to secular ethics. In Section III the main concern is to assess the extent to which conflict between religious and secular ethics should be expected, given certain plausible assumptions about the grounds of both. The final section makes some proposals for reducing conflict between religious and secular standards for structuring democratic societies and for the conduct of their citizens
Keywords Conference Proceedings  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 978-1-889680-19-4  
DOI wcp201999474
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 27,606
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
What is a Religious Ethic?John P. Reeder Jr - 1997 - Journal of Religious Ethics 25 (3):157 - 181.
Religion and Morality.D. Z. Phillips (ed.) - 1996 - St. Martin's Press.
Dawkins' Religion.Vincent Brümmer - 2010 - Neue Zeitschrift für Systematicsche Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 52 (2):177-192.
Religion in the Public Square.Robert Audi - 1997 - Rowman & Littlefield.
Health Care and Christian Ethics.Robin Gill - 2006 - Cambridge University Press.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

18 ( #270,376 of 2,168,588 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

2 ( #187,166 of 2,168,588 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums