Jewish Ethics and the Virtue of Humility

Journal of Religious Ethics 1:53-63 (1973)
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Judism identifies the virtue of humility as constitutive of the moral life and as furnishing its dispositional foundation. The paper traces the central place given humility in Jewish moral teaching and in the Jewish understanding of God. The author asks whether this stress on humility is supported by rational ethical theory. His claim is that an examination of Rawls' contract view suggests this is so by revealing that a sense of humility not only encourages adoption of the moral point of view but guides moral reasoning to sound conclusions



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