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Comparisons of Kantian Ethics and Christian Ethics

COMPARISONS


THE CONCEPT OF FREEDOM
Many parallels have been drawn between St. Paul's and Kant's conception of freedom:

ST PAUL KANT
We are free from death, sin, flesh and Freedom is fundamental to morality we
darkness through Christ's resurrection must be free in…

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From this we can deduce that humans have intrinsic as opposed to instrumental
value because they were purposely and uniquely designed in the loving image of
their creator and therefore should not be treated as a means to an end but as
ends in themselves


CONTRASTS

RULES
Jesus teaches that…

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Comparison of Utilitarianism and Christian Ethics

COMPARISONS


GOLDEN RULE
Mill linked the principle of utility to Jesus' Golden Rule:

"Love your neighbour as yourself"
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"

Both the principle of utility and the Golden Rule express the idea that your own…

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Justice is concerned with the greatest good of society and takes humans into account
collectively. Fletcher comments that this is the same as Bentham and Mill's principle of
utility replacing `good' with `agape'.

`The greatest agape for the greatest number'

Fletcher argues: the hedonistic calculus becomes the agapeistic calculus

CONTRASTS…

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From this we can deduce that humans have intrinsic as opposed to instrumental
value because they were purposely and uniquely designed in the loving image of
their creator and therefore should not be treated as a means to an end but as
ends in themselves (Kant)

PREFERENCE UTILITARIANISM
Peter Singer's…

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