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Secular ethics

February 18th, 2018 · No Comments

https://aeon.co/essays/rules-and-reasons-are-not-enough-for-an-ethics-without-god
The problem is not that a secular ethics is impossible but that secularism, rarely defined at all, is equated with scientism and a physicalism where ‘values’ have no place, driving people back to a religious perspective.
Needless to say figures such as Kant have shown the way to a true secular ethics based on ‘reason’. Kant’s approach is not quite fully practical and yet shows the way in principle to the resolution of the problem.
It is pretty hard now to claim much for a christian ethics based on the biblical myth of mt. sinai…
More generally a broader perspective or superset of science is needed that can encompass all the aspects of fact/value…

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