Morality Again

Samuel Fleischacker

in Divine Teaching and the Way of the World

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199217366
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728495 | DOI:
Morality Again

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The moral concerns of Part II are now revisited. The need for morality to be largely secular is re-affirmed, although it is now added that religious commitment can enhance the reasons people have for pursuing moral goals. Religious people should therefore be yet more committed to morality than secular people. Nevertheless, they are often extraordinarily self-centered. Explanations are proposed for this paradox.

Keywords: morality; selfishness; moral concerns; secular people

Chapter.  2829 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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