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Kierkegaard's ethic of love : divine commands and moral obligations

Author: C Stephen Evans
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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"C. Stephen Evans interprets Kierkegaard as presenting a form of divine command theory of moral obligation, similar to accounts developed by Robert Adams and Philip Quinn. The account understands the relation humans have with a loving God as making possible the greatest human good, and as creating those unique obligations we designate as moral. God's commands should be obeyed, not because of fear of divine
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Named Person: Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C Stephen Evans
ISBN: 0199272174 9780199272174 9780199206049 019920604X
OCLC Number: 56347643
Description: viii, 366 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: God and moral obligation : is a link possible? --
The ethical as a "stage" of existence : either/or and radical choice --
"The ethical" in fear and trembling --
The ethical task as the human task --
Divine commands as the basis for moral obligation --
The humanistic character of commanded love --
Divine commands : how given and to whom? --
Who is my neighbour? can love be a duty? --
Neighbour-love, natural loves, and social relations --
Contemporary meta-ethical alternatives : evolutionary naturalism --
Contemporary meta-ethical alternatives : humanistic naturalism --
Contemporary meta-ethical alternatives : relativism and nihilism --
Conclusions: Divine command morality in a pluralistic society.
Responsibility: C. Stephen Evans.
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A compelling account of Kierkegaard's ethical views, seeing him against the backdrop of nineteenth-century European society but showing the relevance of his thought for the twenty-first century.  Read more...

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