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dc.contributor.advisorEvans, C. Stephen.
dc.contributor.authorManis, R. Zachary (Robert Zachary).
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Philosophy.en
dc.date.accessioned2007-02-19T21:58:39Z
dc.date.available2007-02-19T21:58:39Z
dc.date.copyright2006-09-06
dc.date.issued2006-01
dc.identifier.citationR. Zachary Manis, "On Moral and Religious Obligations: Some Problems for Metaethical Divine Command Theories," Southwest Philosophy Review, Vol. 22, No. 1 (January, 2006): 51-9en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/4906
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 266-278).en
dc.description.abstractThough Kierkegaard's ethic in "Works of Love" frequently has been a target of harsh — and often uncharitable — criticism, a number of recent treatments have sought to defend both its viability and its relevance to the contemporary discussion. Increasingly, the literature is replete with interpretations that situate it within the traditions of virtue ethics and/or divine command theory. I evaluate these readings, focusing primarily on the issue of moral obligation in Kierkegaard's writings. I argue that both the virtue and divine command interpretations are deficient, though Kierkegaard's ethic indeed shares significant points of contact with both traditions. I explicate and defend an alternative account of moral obligation that seems to me most to warrant the label, "Kierkegaardian," and attempt to expand the view, taking Kierkegaard's ethic as a foundation upon which to build a theoretically rigorous account of moral obligation. The resulting view, I argue, captures the best of both virtue ethics and divine command theory, while avoiding the most serious problems of each.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby R. Zachary Manis.en
dc.format.extentix, 278 p.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherSouthwestern Philosophical Societyen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectKierkegaard, Soren, 1813-1855. Kaerlighedens geringer.en
dc.subjectLove -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.en
dc.subjectEthics.en
dc.subjectChristian ethics.en
dc.titleVirtues, divine commands, and the debt of creation: towards a Kierkegaardian Christian ethic.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreePh.D.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentPhilosophy.en


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