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De Ethica
A Journal of
Philosophical,
Theological and
Applied Ethics

Title:
An Ethics of Sustainability and Jewish Law?
Author:
Jann Reinhardt: Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
DOI:
10.3384/de-ethica.2001-8819.141117
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Abstract:
This article addresses the issue of why it is important to ask for ethical responses to questions of sustainability and an ethics of an open future, and why the technocratic approach as practiced in most Western countries might not be sustainable. Second, it examines what a religious perspective has to offer for the discourse. In particular, this is the perspective of Jewish Law (halakhah); today a mere niche subject, a law system without territory and primarily based on the tradition of a religious minority. It is argued that despite these facts the Jewish legal system should be taken into account, as it offers a rich and unique tradition of more than 3,000 years of discussion and thought that still provides revealing insights. Two Jewish legal principles, bal tashchit and migrash exemplify this claim, before an outlook on possible contributions is given.
Keywords:
Jewish law; Sustainability; Theological ethics; Halakhah; Bal tashchit; Migrash
Year:
2014
Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Pages:
17-35
No. of pages:
20
Publication type:
Article
Published:
2014-03-31

Volume 1, Issue: 1, Article 4, 2014

Author:
Jann Reinhardt
Title:
An Ethics of Sustainability and Jewish Law?:
DOI:
10.3384/de-ethica.2001-8819.141117
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Volume 1, Issue: 1, Article 4, 2014

Author:
Jann Reinhardt
Title:
An Ethics of Sustainability and Jewish Law?:
DOI:
10.3384/de-ethica.2001-8819.141117
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