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COLLECTIONPublished articles
TITLEThe Bahá'í Writings: A Meta-ethical Excursion
AUTHOR 1Ian Kluge
DATE_THIS2014
VOLUME15
TITLE_PARENTLights of Irfan
PAGE_RANGE93-198
PUB_THISHaj Mehdi Armand Colloquium
CITY_THISWilmette
ABSTRACTPhilosophical examination of the Writings' ethical teachings, how they relate to the major ethical systems proposed in the past, and how they deal with some of the difficulties inherent in past systems.
NOTES Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #116, Bosch (2013). Mirrored with permission from irfancolloquia.org/116/kluge_ethics.
TAGS- Philosophy; Ethics
 
CONTENT
Abstract: The Bahá'í Writings promise an ethical renewal for all the peoples and cultures in the world and ethical guidance for the future personal, social and spiritual evolution of humankind. This paper pursues a philosophical examination of the Writings' ethical teachings, how they relate to the major ethical systems proposed in the past, and how they deal with some of the difficulties inherent in past systems. Among the topics discussed are virtue ethics, utilitarianism, existentialism, Kant's theories, natural law theory, ethical subjectivism and objectivism, relativism, intuitionism, Nietzschean ethics, and self-realization ethics. Special attention will be paid to Udo Schaefer's magisterial two volume "Bahá'í Ethics in Light of Scripture" which was the first study to undertake a systematic review of Bahá'í ethical teachings.
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LANG THISEnglish
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