Tomorrow’s Ethics in a Globalizing World

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Martin Prozesky


The exploration of the ways ethical practice will change in the future is done in this article by means of five great transitions. They are as follows: firstly, from the ethics of obedience to an ethic of creative commitment; secondly, from a primary concern with micro-ethics to an equal and even greater concern with macro-ethics; thirdly, from a cluster of regional value systems to a cooperatively created global ethic; in the fourth place, from a conceptual base in western philosophy and theology to an academic base in the social and natural sciences; and in the fifth place, from dependence on religion in important parts of the world, including ours, to what I want to call a relationship with religion characterized by cooperative, critical and creative independence for ethics.

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Prozesky, M. (2018). Tomorrow’s Ethics in a Globalizing World. Journal for the Study of Religion, 31(1), 307-319. Retrieved from
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Martin Prozesky, University of the Free State