Kantian and Utilitarian Moralities and God
This paper discusses whether Nietzsche's claim is persuasive that Kantian and Utilitarian moralities are only compelling or plausible if one believes in the God of the Judeo-Christian ethical tradition.
# 130920 | 1,500 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Political Science (Political Theory) , Religion and Theology (General) , Philosophy (General) , Ethics (General)
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In this article, the writer discusses that Nietzsche claimed that Kantian and utilitarian moralities are only compelling or plausible if one believes in the God of the Judeo-Christian ethical tradition. This essay examines whether this claim is compelling or plausible, by first summarizing the key tenets of Kantian and utilitarian moralities, and then evaluating whether Nietzsche was correct in saying that one cannot subscribe to either of these moralities unless one believes in the Judeo-Christian values.
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