Humanism and Morality

@article{Ellis2011HumanismAM,
  title={Humanism and Morality},
  author={Brian Ellis},
  journal={Sophia},
  year={2011},
  volume={50},
  pages={135-139}
}
A theory of morality acceptable to humanists must be one that can be accepted independently of religion. In this paper, I argue that while there is such a theory, it is a non-standard one, and its acceptance would have some far-reaching consequences. As one might expect, the theory is similar to others in various ways. But it is not the same as any of them. Indeed, it is a radically new theory. Like Hume’s ethics, it is founded on our natural sociability, and feelings of empathy for others… Expand
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