Is There a Basis for Loving All People?

Volume
Volume 34
Issue
Spring 2006
Title
Is There a Basis for Loving All People?
Abstract

Many ethical systems hold that there are obligations to love and value all human beings. This essay assumes the existence of such universal obligations, and argues that a divine command meta-ethical theory provides a better account of these obligations than secular meta-ethical theories, such as the evolutionary biology and contractual meta-ethical accounts that are favored by many psychologists. God'€™s command to humans to love their neighbors as themselves not only explains the existence of such obligations, but also gives a plausible account of the psychological motivation for acting in accord with such a duty.

Author
Dr. C.S. Evans
Pages
78 - 90
Price
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