Edgar, David Kimmett (1980) The moral theology of Ian Ramsey: connections between theory and practice in the work of Ian Ramsey. Masters thesis, Durham University.
The basic aim of this thesis is to explore the connections between theory and practice in the work of Ian Ramsey. The study itself proceeds from a theoretical consideration of philosophical bases of Ramsey's writings to his actual practice in meeting ethical dilemmas. In Chapter One the challenge of logical empiricism is described, as well as the reaction of philosophers of religion. Ramsey's own response is detailed in Chapters Two through Five. His key epistemological concept, disclosures, is examined in Chapter Two. Chapter Three describes Ramsey's linguistic concept, the qualified model, by which he attempts to analyse the odd logic of religious discourse. Ramsey's work in linguistics is linked to others in Chapter Four. In Chapter Five Ramsey's work in mapping religious experience is examined. Chapter Six provides the theoretical background to Ramsey's ethics. Challenges to Christian ethics are set within the context of the relationship of God and ought. Ramsey's ethical methodology is examined in Chapter Seven as it emerges from dialogues with others. Here the empirical-exploratory method is central, a means by which Ramsey hopes to fruitfully apply theory to practice. The final section describes Ramsey's actual practice in social ethics Chapter Eight demonstrates his approach to a range of social problems and Chapter Nine deals with euthanasia. The concluding chapter is intended to review and integrate various points made in the course of the thesis.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Award:||Master of Arts|
|Copyright:||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author|
|Deposited On:||18 Sep 2013 10:31|