John Lockes Konzeption der Ethik

Studia Leibnitiana 17 (2):127-142 (1985)

Starting from Shaftesbury's criticism of Locke's moral philosophy an attempt is made to elucidate Locke's conception of ethics. An analysis of Locke's notion of moral goodness shows that moral philosophy in the Essay concerning Human Understanding is conceived in an egoistichedonistic way. This however does not imply for Locke subjectivism in ethics because the morally good has always to be in conformity to the devine or natural law being the touchstone of moral rectitude. Natural law known to men in a double way, by revelation and by reason, also finds its more or less imperfect expression in the civil law and the law of opinion or reputation. Locke made the unsuccessful attempt to explain the morals of society and of the Scripture, civil and natural law by one principle, the assumption of God's creation and his care for the happiness of mankind
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