[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 different interpretations of the
conditio humana. Attempts to pit social and individual ethics against each other are therefore misguided (Ethics, Protestant social ethics, Catholic social teaching). Ralf Stroh Bibliography E. Herms,
Gesellschaft gestalten, 1991 U.H.J. Körtner,
Evangelische Sozialethik, 1999.