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Die etiek van HM Kuitert na aanleiding van sy boek Suicide - wat is er tegen? Selfdoding in moreel perspectief

R. M. Naudé
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 44, No 2 | a2216 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v44i2.2216 | © 1988 R. M. Naudé | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 January 1988 | Published: 07 January 1988

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R. M. Naudé,, South Africa

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The ethics of HM Kuitert according to his book entitled. Suicide - wat is er tegen? Selfdoding in moreel perspektief
According to several publications Kuitert is criticised as a humanist. This paper tests his view on suicide to this accusation. It is found that Kuitert accepts teleology and solidarity as norms for his ethics and uses it as a method for his arguments against suicide. His goal is to offer an ethic which is acceptable for the Christian and the non-Christian. This results in outonomy with less emphasis on the theological argument against suicide. The result of this study is that the ethics of Kuitert cannot be described as mere humanism. Outonomy is judged as a form of theonomy.


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