Faith in reason: The unity of the right, the good and the good Life

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This chapter will address two key questions both of which are in
keeping with the theme of this volume, namely, truth and faith in
ethics. The first question, which relates to the role of truth in ethics, is
whether a belief in a divine being such as God is necessary for
human morality. The second question is whether faith has any part
to play in ethics. For insofar as human reason or rationality is sufficient for establishing the legitimate authority of morality then faith it
would seem has no direct role to play in ethics, at least not the central
role traditionally assigned to it by different religions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTruth and faith in ethics
EditorsHayden Ramsay
Place of PublicationExeter, United Kingdom
PublisherImprint Academic
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781845402556, 9781845402549
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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