Robert Dabney was the Southern Presbyterian theologian and professor of ethics during the late 1800s, who provides a helpful polemic against moral relativism.
We often think of shame as being excited by guilt, but that is not often the case. Society rejects shame – a God-given mechanism for our good – as detrimental to self-esteem. Is shame really so bad?
R.L. Dabney refutes Kant’s ethical theory, being one-sided. It, being overly rationalistic, cannot account for the moral nature of impulsive actions, and being overly altruistic, cannot account for the moral obligation to the self.