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The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics

Robert Stern


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 commentary on The Ethical Demand. The second part contains chapters on Løgstrup as a natural law theorist; his critique of Kant and Kierkegaard; his relation to Levinas; the difference between his position and the second-person ethics of Stephen Darwall; and the role of Luther in Løgstrup’s thinking. Overall, it is argued that Løgstrup rejects accounts of ethical obligation based on the commands of ... More

Keywords: K. E. Løgstrup, The Ethical Demand, moral obligation, natural law, Søren Kierkegaard, Immanuel Kant, Emmanuel Levinas, Stephen Darwall, Martin Luther

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198829027
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198829027.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Stern, author
Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield