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Re: existential ethics?

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  • Trinidad Cruz
    ... If Kirkegaard and Sartre have anything in common it must be the hopelessness of any genuine basis for making the right decision - and the inescapable
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 2 8:24 AM
      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "kenhumphries" <existlist@k...> wrote:

      "If Kirkegaard and Sartre have anything in common it must be the
      hopelessness of any genuine basis for making the right decision - and
      the inescapable individual responsibility in spite of that
      hopelessness to make the right decision nevertheless."

      To paraphrase Sartre: the pitiless excitation of life against
      inevitable death. In an active human reasonance in spite this fact
      lies the existential ethic. The recognition of no basis is the
      fundamental ethic of existentialism. From there one can assimilate
      scientific progress toward understanding an inevitably changing
      cosmological view and formulate changing time framed tenable ethics
      for the human condition. Most humans resist motion and change in
      ethics. Science itself can never be stationary in its view, or it is
      not good science. It is never properly assimilated into the
      formulation of ethics because its influence is kept by stationary
      moralists at the back door. Scientific information must pass through
      the moralists' assimilation on its way to public understanding. The
      fantasy of God-belief is a particularly virulent form of moralism that
      utilizes fear and populism. Sartre considered atheism an inevitable
      fortunate accident of existentialism. That is also an ethic, and it
      arises from the original ethic of no basis for ethic formulation.The
      last step toward real human ethics is the assimilation of scientific
      information directly into ethical theory without the burdensome and
      falsifying influence of populist moralism.

      Trinidad Cruz
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