Fides et ratio, the Western Medieval Synthesis and the Collapse of Secular Bioethics and Morality

  title={Fides et ratio, the Western Medieval Synthesis and the Collapse of Secular Bioethics and Morality},
  author={Engelhardt J{\'u}nior and H. Tristam},
There is a crisis at the roots and in the substance of secular morality and bioethics. This crisis is a function of excessive, indeed false expectations regarding metaphysics and moral philosophy, as well as a loss of a God’s-eye perspective. Unwarranted philosophical expectations grounded in the philosophical synthesis that shaped the emergence of Western Christianity at the beginning of the second millennium produced a metaphysics that promised to prove the existence of God and to justify a… CONTINUE READING


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