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The Ethics of Belief: A Bio-Historical Approach Theory by Kenneth Cauthen

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Published by CSS Publishing Company .
Written in English


  • Christian Theology - Ethics,
  • Theology,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Theology

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Number of Pages208
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Open LibraryOL11098370M
ISBN 100788018736
ISBN 109780788018732

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W.K. Clifford () was a noted mathematician and popularizer of science in the Victorian era. Although he made major contributions in the field of geometry, he is perhaps best known for a short essay he wrote in , entitled 'The Ethics of Belief', in which he argued that 'It is wrong always, everywhere, and for any one, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence'.Cited by: 3. The ethics of belief: a bio-historical approach. [Kenneth Cauthen] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Cauthen. Find more information about: ISBN:   The Ethics Of Belief is a thought-provoking work that delves deeply into some of our world's most timely yet timeless issues. A nationally recognized authority on theology and ethics, Kenneth Cauthen is the John Price Crozer Griffith Emeritus Professor of Theology at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School/Crozer Theological : Kenneth Cauthen. The book ends with a defense of 'The Ethics of Belief' from a virtue-theory approach, and argues that Clifford utilizes an 'as-if' methodology to encourage intellectual inquiry and communal truth-seeking.

This essay in a revised version will be part of a forthcoming book, THE ETHICS OF BELIEF: A BIO-HISTORICAL APPROACH. 2 Volumes (Lima, OH: CSS Publishing Co, ). If medical students enroll in an ethics course to try to determine if they should perform abortions, all they will learn after examining all theories is that some people believe such. The Ethics of Belief: A Bio-Historical Approach. 2 Volumes (Lima, Ohio: CSS Publishing Co., ). The Ethics of Assisted Death: When Life Becomes a Burden too Hard to Bear (Lima, OH: CSS Publishing Co., ). The Many Faces of Evil: Reflections on the Sinful, the Tragic, the Demonic, and the Ambiguous (Lima, Ohio: CSS Publishing Co., Ethics is categorized according to three types of inquiry or study: normative ethics, meta-ethics, and descriptive ethics. The first approach, normative ethics, is an attempt to decide or prescribe values, behaviors, and ways of being that are right orwrong, good or bad, admirable or deplorable. When using the method of nor-. Religion in many parts of the world, in both politics and personal life, for good or ill, is now exerting a greater influence than at any time in living memory. There is now not merely a cultural-religious confrontation between a worldwide Islam and what it sees as an affluent agnostic West, but the worrying rise of Christian fundamentalism in the most powerful nation on earth.

The philosopher's analytical or critical approach is likely to miss the religious point of belief’ An orthodox account of that point or purpose of belief is as a commitment ‘to a self-transforming way of living in the world, in response to an experience of transcendent power and value, whether one's own or another's, received in trust. On the other side of the issue, Kai Nielsen's little book Ethics without God presents a readable and well argued case for the non-necessity, indeed the irrelevance, or religious belief as a foundation for ethics. A neglected but quite memorable book on morality without religion is Richard Robinson's An Atheist's Values Surveys of Ethics.   Michael R. Slater. William James on Ethics and Faith. Published: J Michael R. Slater, William James on Ethics and Faith, Cambridge UP, , pp., $ (hbk), ISBN Reviewed by Ellen Kappy Suckiel, University of California, Santa Cruz. ETHICS: A PLURALISTIC APPROACH TO MORAL THEORY provides a comprehensive yet clear introduction to the main traditions in ethical thought, including virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and deontology. Additionally, the book presents a conceptual framework of ethical pluralism to help students understand the relationship among various theories/5(6).