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Ethics, Science, and Poetry

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter covers Chapters 10 and 11 of The Ethical Demand, which focus on how Løgstrup sees the demand in relation to science on the one hand, and poetry on the other. In relation to science, ... More


Normativity as Natural Law

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that Løgstrup’s position on the question of moral obligation is closest to a natural law outlook, not only in The Ethical Demand but also in later works when he speaks of his ... More


Encountering Levinas

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter relates Løgstrup’s work to the ideas of Emmanuel Levinas. It begins by focusing on similarities between them (§9.1), which might then suggest ways in which each can be used to come to ... More


The Ethical Demand and Social Norms

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter covers Chapters 3 and 4 of The Ethical Demand. In these chapters, Løgstrup adds to his characterization of the demand by claiming that it is ‘radical’. He explains this radicality in ... More


The Ethical Demand and Its Basis

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter covers the ‘Introduction’ to K. E. Løgstrup’s The Ethical Demand, and the first two chapters of the book. These provide the foundation for Løgstrup’s account of the ethical demand, by ... More


Christian Ethics and Life as a Gift

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter covers Chapters 5 and 6 of The Ethical Demand. Having distinguished the ethical demand from social norms, Løgstrup now turns to consider where this leaves him in relation to Christian ... More


The Ethical Demand and the Failure of Love

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter covers Chapters 7 to 9 of The Ethical Demand. In these chapters, Løgstrup considers how it is that the demand enters our life as a demand, which happens when natural love fails, and we ... More


Forgiveness and the Limits of Ethics

Robert Stern

in The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Chapter 12 of The Ethical Demand, while offering a concluding interpretation of the book as a whole. In Chapter 12, Løgstrup returns to the proclamation of Jesus, and what it ... More


Emmanuel

Michael Jackson

in Wherewithal of Life: Ethics, Migration, and the Question of Well-Being

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276703
eISBN:
9780520956810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276703.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Meeting Emmanuel: history and biography; ambivalence and the primary bond; poverty, perversion, and adversity; comedy and tragedy; coping mechanisms; forbearance and endurance as virtues; migration ... More


The Ethical Demand and the Sovereign Expressions of Life

K. E. Løgstrup, Kees van Kooten Niekerk, Kristian-Alberto Lykke Cobos, Hans Fink, Bjørn Rabjerg, and Robert Stern

in Ethical Concepts and Problems

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859048
eISBN:
9780191892264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859048.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Løgstrup introduces two key ethical concepts: the ethical demand and the sovereign expressions of life. Løgstrup argues that we know the truth of the commandment to love the neighbour not only from ... More


Is the Ethical Demand Destructive on Account of Its Radical Character?

K. E. Løgstrup

in The Ethical Demand

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198855989
eISBN:
9780191889561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855989.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers the relation between the ethical demand and natural love, understood as love which has a biological, psychological, or sociological basis. It is argued that while natural love ... More


The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Robert Stern

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829027
eISBN:
9780191867453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829027.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book focuses on the ethics of the Danish philosopher and theologian K. E. Løgstrup (1905–81), and in particular on his key text The Ethical Demand (1956). The first part of the book provides a ... More


The Unfulfillability of the Demand and the Proclamation of Jesus

K. E. Løgstrup

in The Ethical Demand

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198855989
eISBN:
9780191889561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855989.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter returns to an issue raised in the Introduction: how are we to see Jesus’s authority in relation to the requirement to love the neighbour? It is argued that while the requirement itself ... More


The Fact from Which the Silent Demand Arises

K. E. Løgstrup

in The Ethical Demand

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198855989
eISBN:
9780191889561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855989.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter begins by focusing on trust, which is a key example of our dependence on other people, and is integral to human life. In trusting another person, we deliver ourselves up to them by ... More


The Changeability of the Social Norms

K. E. Løgstrup

in The Ethical Demand

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198855989
eISBN:
9780191889561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855989.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter continues the discussion of the relation between the ethical demand and social norms. It considers the changeability of such norms, focusing on the cases of the norms governing sex, ... More


Introduction

K. E. Løgstrup

in The Ethical Demand

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198855989
eISBN:
9780191889561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855989.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Ethical Demand begins by considering Jesus’s proclamation to love one’s neighbour as oneself. It is argued that unless we can make sense of this proclamation, it would be a merely coercive ... More


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