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Social Ethics
(124 words)

[German Version]

Social ethics deals with the proper ordering (Order) of human coexistence – as intended, because it respects the transcendental conditions of the conditio humana. It is the indispensable counterpart to individual ethics, which examines the intended form of an individual’s life praxis. Since both social and individual ethics seek to unravel the ethical implications of one and the same transcendental concept of the conditio humana, they cannot be at odds within a single fundamental anthropological conception. Conflict can arise only between diff…

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Stroh, Ralf, “Social Ethics”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025651>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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