Lukon Posted October 7, 2008 Share Posted October 7, 2008 Can you imagine being a non-moralist?Yes. Can you imagine being a non-moralist?What would it be like to stop talking about the rights that people have?Suppose you never heard of Ayn Rand, or Immanuel Kant, or Jesus or Moses or Confucius for that matter.Suppose you were raised in an isolated community that did not teach you words such as "good" or "evil" and so on. (They merely spoke of what they WANTED to do, how they WANTED to treat one another.)If nobody taught you such concepts such as "good" or "evil," are you convinced you would discover them for yourself, and become the first moral person in your community?Or would you say your community was all in denial from the start, and had been practicing a kind of Orwellian game of cultural control by purging moral words from their vocabulary? And in this case, would you invent replacement words for moral concepts in an act of rebellion against that purging?And regardless of your own innate awareness of morality, would you think it conceivable that anyone could genuinely have no moral awareness at all? Do you think a sincere non-moralist is possible? And if you did think such a person were possible, do you think that person could survive or even prosper? Do you think such a person could prosper without hurting others? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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