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Abstract:
Philosophical examination of the Writings' ethical teachings, how they relate to the major ethical systems proposed in the past, and how they deal with some of the difficulties inherent in past systems.
Notes:
Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #116, Bosch (2013). Mirrored with permission from irfancolloquia.org/116/kluge_ethics.

The Bahá'í Writings:
A Meta-ethical Excursion

by Ian Kluge

published in Lights of Irfan, 15, pages 93-198
Wilmette: Haj Mehdi Armand Colloquium, 2014
Abstract: The Bahá'í Writings promise an ethical renewal for all the peoples and cultures in the world and ethical guidance for the future personal, social and spiritual evolution of humankind. This paper pursues a philosophical examination of the Writings' ethical teachings, how they relate to the major ethical systems proposed in the past, and how they deal with some of the difficulties inherent in past systems. Among the topics discussed are virtue ethics, utilitarianism, existentialism, Kant's theories, natural law theory, ethical subjectivism and objectivism, relativism, intuitionism, Nietzschean ethics, and self-realization ethics. Special attention will be paid to Udo Schaefer's magisterial two volume "Bahá'í Ethics in Light of Scripture" which was the first study to undertake a systematic review of Bahá'í ethical teachings.
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