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Many religions claim that ethics must be based on some sort of revelation and that ethics or morality is impossible without religion. But what if we don’t accept that premise? What does a secular ethics look like? What is its proper basis? How does it work on the ground?
Among other things, we will discuss some or all of the following (addressed in moderator Alan Johnson’s forthcoming book Reason and Human Ethics):
REFERENCES (not required reading):
Alan E. Johnson, “What Is the Basis of Human Ethics?” (draft of Chapter 1 of Reason and Human Ethics): https://www.academia.edu/65022633/What_is_the_Basis_of_Human_Ethics_revised_April_3_2022_
Alan E. Johnson, “Human Reason” (draft of Chapter 2 of Reason and Human Ethics): https://www.academia.edu/74417357/Human_Reason_revised_April_3_2022_
Aristotle: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-ethics/. For a deeper dive: Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics”, trans. and ed. Robert C. Bartlett and Susan D. Collins (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011).
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