more from Christian Wolff

Single Idea 18242

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 6. Divine Morality / b. Euthyphro question]

Full Idea

Wolff claimed that the moral philosophy of Confucius shows that ethics is accessible to natural reason and independent of revelation.

Gist of Idea

Confucius shows that ethics can rest on reason, rather than on revelation


report of Christian Wolff (works [1730]) by Christine M. Korsgaard - Intro to Ethics, Politics, Religion in Kant 'A child'

Book Reference

Korsgaard,Christine M.: 'Creating the Kingdom of Ends' [CUP 1996], p.7

A Reaction

Wolff was banished for proposing this idea.