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Religious Ethics and Constructivism: A Metaethical Inquiry

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2018.09.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kevin Jung (ed.), Religious Ethics and Constructivism: A Metaethical Inquiry, Routledge, 2018, 209pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138103412. Reviewed by Robert Gressis, California State University, Northridge Since John Rawls's 1980 article, "Kantian Constructivism in Moral Theory,"[1] constructivism has been seen as an attractive metaethical position, one that has merits of both moral realism (in that it allows for the reality of moral facts) and moral antirealism (in that it parsimoniously grounds moral facts in agents' attitudes rather than in something independent of agents). However, there has been little engagement between non-theistic versions of constructivism and religious ethics (ethics that claims an important role for an active God in our moral theorizing). This is rather surprising, for two reasons. First, religious ethicists have engaged with other prominent metaethical positions, especially. . .

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