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Ethical Theory and Responsibility Ethics

A Metaethical Study of Niebuhr and Levinas

by Kevin Jung (Author)
Thesis 238 Pages

Summary

This book provides a metaethical analysis of the responsibility ethics of H. Richard Niebuhr and Emmanuel Levinas. It probes the plausibility of their ethical theories by revealing and clarifying some conceptual difficulties and logical inconsistencies found in their ethics in order to advance current scholarship in responsibility ethics. In addition to illumining various theological and philosophical backgrounds of their ethics, this study offers a critical reflection on some of the major metaethical topics relevant to each thinker.

Details

Pages
238
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631621462
Language
English
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. 237 pp., 1 table

Biographical notes

Kevin Jung (Author)

Kevin Jung is an Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Wake Forest University School of Divinity (USA). Previously, he was a visiting professor of religious studies at the College of William and Mary and a Spruill Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University School of Law. He received his PhD in religious ethics from the University of Chicago in 2004.

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