Humanist Ethics: Dialogue on Basics

Edited by Morris B. Storer

Contents

 

EDITOR'S PREFACE                                                                                                     1

 

INTRODUCTORY ESSAY

Humanism in Historical Perspective                                                                            6

Will Durant

 

PANEL I:

 

Does Humanism Have an Ethic of Responsibility?                                                11

Paul Kurtz

 

          Comment by Storer                                                                                            25

          Reply by Kurtz                                                                                                   26

 

          Comment by Nielsen                                                                                         27

          Reply by Kurtz                                                                                                   29

 

          Comment by Marković                                                                                      31

          Reply by Kurtz                                                                                                   33

 

Historical Praxis as the Ground of Morality                                                             36

Mihailo Marković

 

          Comment by Kurtz                                                                                             51

          Reply by Marković                                                                                            54

 

Morality and the Human Situation                                                                            58

Kai Nielsen

 

          Comment by Fletcher                                                                                        70

          Reply by Nielsen                                                                                                71

 

 

Comment by Simpson                                                                                                 73

 

PANEL II:

 

Freedom, Obligation, and Responsibility                                                                 75

Kurt Baier

 

          Comment by Schneider                              93

 

          Comment by Kolenda                                 94

 

          Comment by Bahm                                      95

 

Morality as an Art                                                                                                      98

Herbert W. Schneider

 

          Comment by Kolenda                                 101

 

          Comment by Baier                                       102

 

Globalism vs. Consensual Pluralism                                                                        104

Konstantin Kolenda

 

          Comment by Baier                                       117

 

          Comment by Simpson                                 118

 

          Comment by Kohl                                       119

          Reply by Kolenda                                       120

 

Toward a Humanist Consensus on Ethics

of International Development                                                                                   122

James R. Simpson

 

         Comment by Kolenda                                  134

         Reply by Simpson                                        135

 

PANEL III:

 

Toward an Ethic of Mutual Accommodation                                                         137

Max Hocutt

 

Comment by Tarkunde                                         147

Reply by Hocutt                                                    149

 

Comment by Hannay                                            151

Reply by Hocutt                                                    153

 

Toward a Fuller Consensus in Humanistic Ethics                                                 154

V. M. Tarkunde

 

          Comment by Hannay                                  168

          Reply by Tarkunde                                     169

 

          Comment by Hocutt                                   171

 

On Suffering                                                                                                                173

Marvin Kohl

 

          Comment by Kurtz                                      177

          Reply by Kohl                                             178

 

Propositions Toward a Humanist Consensus in Ethics                                       179

Alastair Hannay

 

          Comment by Hocutt                                   191

          Reply by Hannay                                        192

 

PANEL IV:

 

An Ethical System for Now and the Future                                                            193

Lester A. Kirkendall

 

          Comment by Bahm                                     206

          Reply by Kirkendall                                    207

 

          Comment by Radest                                   208

 

Humanist Ethics and the Science of Oughtness                                                   210

Archie J. Bahm

 

           Comment by Kirkendall                             221

           Reply by Bahm                                            222

 

           Comment by Radest                                   223

           Reply by Bahm                                            224

 

           Comment by Storer                                     225

 

Relativism and Responsibility                                                                                  226

Howard B. Radest

 

           Comment by Bahm                                    241

 

Kulturkampf                                                                                                                246

Lee Nisbet

 

          Comment by Kirkendall                             247

          Reply by Nisbet                                          248

 

          Comment by Anton                                    250

          Reply by Nisbet                                          252

 

PANEL V:

 

Humanistic Ethics: The Groundwork                                                                       253

Joseph Fletcher

 

          Comment by Storer                                     260

 

How Humanistic are Humanists?                                                                             262

Marvin Zimmerman

 

          Comment by Nisbet                                    268

 

          Comment by Storer                                     269

          Reply by Zimmerman                                 271

 

A Note Toward a Theory of Political Humanism                                                   272

John P. Anton

 

A Factual Investigation of the Foundations of Morality                                     281

Morris B. Storer

 

           Comment by Bahm                                     293

           Reply by Storer                                           295

 

           Comment by Fletcher                                 296

           Reply by Storer                                           299

 

NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS                                                                                  301



SOURCE: Humanist Ethics: Dialogue on Basics, edited by Morris B. Storer. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1980. [vi], 303 pp. Contents, [iii]-[vi].


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