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date: 17 November 2019

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Ethics is putting first things first and then acting accordingly in concrete situations. It presupposes both the efficacy of purpose and knowing good from bad purposes. It also presupposes knowledge of how the world works in specific areas, in order to achieve good purposes and avoid perverse unintended consequences. The specific areas considered are economics and ecology. Enlightenment regarding first things is sought partly in the theological doctrine of last things, eschatology.

Keywords: entropy, growthism, imago Dei, naturalism, New Creation, scientism, Ultimate End, uneconomic growth, Whitehead’s lurking inconsistency, World Bank’s Growth Report

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