Tadeusz Ślipko

Poglądy etyczne Mariana I. Morawskiego SJ
[The Ethical Views of Marian Morawski S.J.]

09 - 2004, pages 127–138
Date of online publication: 15 June 2015
Date of publication: 01 November 2004


The article discusses the history of the philosophical and ethical thought of the Polish Jesuit Marian Morawski (1845-1901). The archival records of theses from his teaching of ethics when serving as an “instructor” of philosophy at the Jesuit Faculty of Philosophy in Stara Wieś, together with two of his works, Philosophy and Its Task (1877) and The Basis of Ethics and Law (1891-1900), are essential for any reconstruction of his thinking. The author divides Morawski's works on ethics into two periods. For Morawski, the real core of ethics corresponds to the following four tasks: 1) proving that there is a supreme goal, whose achievement will make man happy, and determining what such a goal might be; 2) examining the duty to strive for this goal, where this in turn entails analyzing the essence of morality and duty, and of the difference between good and evil deeds; 3) determining how to strive for that goal; 4) examining the nature and significance of the moral conscience as an internal moral law and the ultimate promoter of natural law.


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Ślipko, Tadeusz. Poglądy etyczne Mariana I. Morawskiego SJ.” Forum Philosophicum 9 (2004): 127–138. doi:10.5840/forphil2004915.