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Foundations of Ethics

Foundations of Ethics

Edited by Leroy S. Rouner

“Just when we need them the most, our ethical resources seem least clear and reliable. Hence our search for foundations of ethics. Our intent in this volume has not been to solve any specific moral problem, but to explore basic issues: the prospects for a rational ethic; the relation between ethics and a religious mythos; the challenge of non-Western ethical values; problems raised by the practice of confession, the evaluation of privacy, the ubiquity of science, and more. We obviously have not explored all the foundation issues. We cannot even claim that the ones we have explored are always the most significant. We do claim, however, that these explorations give a vivid picture of our ethical dilemma, and present some of the best thinking currently being done.” — from the Introduction

ISBN: 978-0-268-02861-9
237 pages
Publication Year: 1983

Leroy S. Rouner is Professor of Philosophy, Religion and Philosophical Theology and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Religion at Boston University. He has edited a number of books and is the author of Within Human Experience: The Philosophy of William Ernest Hocking and To Be at Home: Christianity, Civil Religion and World Community.

“As a basic reader of foundational issues and concerns, this volume should prove to be quite useful to the serious student of ethics.” — The Review of Books and Religion

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Foundations of Ethics


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 Foundations of Ethics
Paper Edition

“Just when we need them the most, our ethical resources seem least clear and reliable. Hence our search for foundations of ethics. Our intent in this volume has not been to solve any specific moral problem, but to explore basic issues: the prospects for a rational ethic; the relation between ethics and a religious mythos; the challenge of non-Western ethical values; problems raised by the practice of confession, the evaluation of privacy, the ubiquity of science, and more. We obviously have not explored all the foundation issues. We cannot even claim that the ones we have explored are always the most significant. We do claim, however, that these explorations give a vivid picture of our ethical dilemma, and present some of the best thinking currently being done.” — from the Introduction

ISBN: 978-0-268-02861-9

237 pages

“As a basic reader of foundational issues and concerns, this volume should prove to be quite useful to the serious student of ethics.” — The Review of Books and Religion

Boston University Studies in Philosophy and Religion