The Golden Rule-'do to others as you would have them do to you',
'what is hateful to you to your fellow don't do', to take the two
most familiar formulations-defines a meeting place for many fields
of learning. There the study of comparative religion, philosophy
and ethics, anthropology and sociology, and the whole range of
cross-cultural studies carried on in the social sciences and the
humanities intersect. That hardly presents a surprise, since the
Golden Rule finds a place in most religions and is universally
acknowledged to form a part of the shared heritage of human wisdom.
But if it is one thing on which religions concur, that does not
mean the Golden Rule is simple or self-evident. Its ubiquity
presents us with tough questions of context and difficult problems
of content. Both the Golden Rule itself and how it attests to the
human condition demand study. Defining the rule and explaining its
universality in religion and culture require attention. The role of
the Golden Rule in various systems of thought, both religious and
philosophical, invites study. How the logic of a given system
interprets the Golden Rule demands analysis. Objective data
deriving from empirical study of nature and society deserve close
examination. Specialists in a wide range of disciplines have a
contribution to make out of their particular disciplines and areas
of expert knowledge.
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