Religion Past and Present

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I. Philosophy – II. Theology – III. Ethics – IV. Practical Theology

I. Philosophy

The concept of action is of central importance for philosophical ethics and anthropology. It is closely related to the concept of person, since persons are the subjects of action and cognition (the latter always itself an action, since it necessarily involves judgment). We may distinguish several forms of action: external and internal, autonomous and heteronomous, fre…

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Meixner, Uwe, Mühling-Schlapkohl, Markus, Herms, Eilert and Daiber, Karl-Fritz, “Action”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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