The Reduction of Morality to Religion

  • William Warren BartleyIII
Part of the New Studies in the Philosophy of Religion book series (NSPR)


The chief aim of this study is to get clearer about the extent to which morality and religion may be interdependent. I propose to begin by assuming, as others have done, that there is some such thing as morality and some such thing as religion, and I shall take as my first task the clarification of what would be involved in the interdependence of these two things. We shall avoid danger of serious muddle only if we bear firmly in mind that our initial investigation of dependence relationships is preliminary, and that we must also ask what sorts of things that might be called morality and religion could be dependent or independent in the ways charted.


Scientific Theory Moral Statement Observational Statement Inductive Reasoning Logical Relation 
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© William Warren Bartley, III 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • William Warren BartleyIII
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  1. 1.University of PittsburghUSA

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