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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Group 3 - Atheist Ethics

I like the argument made in this chapter concerning the necessary separation of morality and god. What this does in my mind is put morality on us. We determine what is moral based on our own values, and since we value survival and freedom, we choose a code of morality that supports these. Once again, given free will, we choose the most logical because logical works best.

1 comment:

  1. I've always found myself drawn to what have come to be called 'Character' ethics or 'virtue' ethics, similar to what the Ancient Greeks practiced. Obviously there are flaws with the system, but I don't think there has been any ethical system without flaws.

    Baggini objects to the notion that 'bad' people are not ever truly happy or content, saying that it sounds like wishful thinking. I think it is true though, I do believe that true and lasting satisfaction in human life requires moral virtue.