Ethics Book (in progress)

Jesus, sword and sacrifice, demonstrated God’s perfect Golden Rule love in taking our place on the cross

The Sword and the Sacrifice Philosophy

This work-in-progress (full text) is inspired by and written in reply to “The Knife and the Wound Philosophy,” published by my friend, Wolfgang Carstens. Constructive criticism, questions and discussion are always welcome. Contact here or via e-mail at Thanks, Maryann Spikes

WARNING: This is in DIRE NEED of editing!!! It’s been quite a while…and please forgive all the wikipedia links in the references…

Table of Contents

Why Ethics?
Moral Truth Litmus
A Natural Capacity for Discovering the Supernatural Standard

Gleaning through the Market Place of Competing Ethical Theories

How Should We Be? “Essentialist” Virtue

Classical (Greek) Virtue Theory

What Should We Do? Deontology
Deontology: “Don’t hate me ‘cause I’m dutiful.”

Morality and Legal Justice

What Should Result? Consequentialism

Free to Be or Not to Be…

Virtue Revisited
The Virtue of Authenticity—

Consequentialism Revisited
Weeding out Egoism

Conduct Revisited
Weeding out Relativism

The Sword and the Sacrifice Philosophy
The Greater Good View

Appendix A: Dialectics Glossary
Appendix B: The Four Horsemen and the Hunger
Appendix C: The Logic of the Essentialism Dialectic
Appendix D: Quiz: Are You an Essentialist or a Voluntarist?
Appendix E: Glossary of Answered Criticisms of the Golden Rule
Appendix F: Six Moral Realist Dialectics (Non-interchangeable)
Appendix G: Synthesizing Golden Rule Variations and Competing Ethical Theories

References and Notes


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