ELEMENTS FOR A SOCIAL ETHIC by Gibson Winter

ELEMENTS FOR A SOCIAL ETHIC

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Winter, author of -- among other works -- The Suburban Captivity of the Churches, sets out in this book to lay the foundation for a true science of social ethics. To that end, he examines first the origins, functions and purpose of the social sciences, and then studies ""the social world"" or social reality; drawing upon his findings in those analyses, he discusses the feasibility of an ethic of social reality and, in a final chapter, emphasizes that societal responsibility presupposes the unity of social science and social ethics. Dr. Winter's subject, treatment, and terminology will restrict his work to professionally qualified readers -- theologians, social scientists, philosophers -- who even may quail occasionally under the burden of sustained speculation. The originality of the work, however, and its importance as a contribution to ethics as a science, will more than adequately compensate the reader for any such difficulty.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1966
Publisher: Macmillan