By Susan Frank Parsons
This publication describes the variety of ethical considering inside modern feminism, giving an outline and research of the key issues of feminist ethics. it may function a advisor for the reader who desires to have interaction with feminism in a major manner. it is going to be of professional curiosity for Christian ethicists and ethical philosophers, in figuring out and making contributions to new advancements. it is going to be priceless to feminist students, in taking inventory in their personal culture, and in contemplating the way in which ahead for feminist ethics.
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The realisation of human potential for women calls into question the rigid sex role into which her life is cast, which has been justified by reference to a so-called 'objective' description of her self. It is through scepticism regarding her biological nature, her capacities for work, and the social expectations of her behaviour, that women may begin to take hold of a critical consciousness. For Russell, this is a prophetic task, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and is thus a gift of the new freedom for which Christ has set us free.
A third strength of this understanding of the moral project is its important emphasis on the individual person. Liberation for humanity means the particular liberation of individuals to be, and to be treated as, ends-in-themselves. For this reason, men and women are challenged to take on the realities of free choice in their daily lives, and to see themselves as persons who make themselves. To run from this freedom, in forms of passive obedience to authoritarian leadership, or of unquestioned acceptance of social practices, is to lose something essential to the living of a full life.
Adam, on the other hand, had little excuse for his eating of the fruit, for he could only have been driven by self-love and by his attachment to her. Thus the tables are turned on the tradition which, Murray believed, had been so caught up with men's absorption in partial admiration of their own abilities, that it was rendered blind to this obviously rational interpretation. 17 The light of the new reason would bring new challenges and new insights in the work of biblical interpretation as well.