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Individual Ethics
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I. Definition of Terms – II. History – III. Reflections on the Present

I. Definition of Terms

1. Individual ethics includes the whole realm of ethical problems related to fulfilling the purpose of individuals. It must be distinguished from social ethics, because the purpose of individuals cannot be reduced to the purpose of collectives or the ordering of life in a group. 2. For every acting subject, in the context of …

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Heesch, Matthias, “Individual Ethics”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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