The Sources of Public Morality: On the Ethics and Religion Debate : Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Societas Ethica in Berlin, August 2001

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The sources of public morality are an increasingly pressing issue within philosophical and theological ethics. This book presents essays, covering a broad spectrum of the various aspects of this problematic question, by some of the leading scholars in the field. The essays address various approaches and traditions. Most were first presented as lectures at a Societas Ethica conference in Berlin during August 2001; others are presented here for the first time. Sven Andersen teaches systematic theology at Aarhus University, Denmark, Centre for Bioethics. Ulrich Nissen teaches systematic theology at Aarhus University. Lars Reuter teaches systematic theology at Aarhus University.

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Pagina 42 - No person shall be denied the right to education. In the exercise of any functions which it assumes in relation to education and to teaching, the State shall respect the right of parents to ensure such education and teaching in conformity with their own religious and philosophical convictions.
Pagina 70 - GWF Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit, trans. AV Miller (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977), para.
Pagina 42 - The States Parties to the present Covenant undertake to have respect for the liberty of parents and, when applicable, legal guardians to ensure the religious and moral education of their children in conformity with their own convictions.
Pagina 31 - Handle so, daß du die Menschheit sowohl in deiner Person, als in der Person eines jeden andern jederzeit zugleich als Zweck, niemals bloß als Mittel brauchest."96 Nun kenn wir diese Formulierung des kategorischen Imperativs. In der ,Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten...
Pagina 30 - Die Moral, sofern sie auf dem Begriffe des Menschen, als eines freien, eben darum aber auch sich selbst durch seine Vernunft an unbedingte Gesetze bindenden Wesens, gegründet ist, bedarf weder der Idee eines anderen Wesens über ihm, um seine Pflicht zu erkennen, noch einer anderen Triebfeder, als deS Gesetzes selbst, um sie zu beobachten.
Pagina 101 - Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right includes freedom to change religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or in private, to manifest religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance.
Pagina vi - So theories of justice and practical rationality confront us as aspects of traditions, allegiance to which requires the living out of some more or less systematically embodied form of human life, each with its own specific modes of social relationship, each with its own . . . evaluative practices.
Pagina 35 - Die weiland wacker waren. Und all das Geld und all das Gut Gewährt zwar viele Sachen; Gesundheit, Schlaf und guten Mut Kann's aber doch nicht machen. Und die sind doch, bei Ja und Nein! Ein rechter Lohn und Segen! Drum will ich mich nicht groß kastei'n Des vielen Geldes wegen. Gott gebe mir nur jeden Tag, Soviel ich darf zum Leben. Er gibt's dem Sperling auf dem Dach; Wie sollt...
Pagina 36 - We should look in society not for consensus, but for ineliminable and acceptable conflicts, and for rationally controlled hostilities, as the normal condition of mankind; not only normal, but also the best condition of mankind from the moral point of view, both between states and within states. This was Heraclitus's vision: that life, and liveliness, within the soul and within society, consists in perpetual conflicts between rival impulses and ideals, and that justice presides over the hostilities...

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