Monday, August 01, 2011

Beyond good and evil?

"Life in itself is neither good nor evil. It is the place of good and evil, according to what you make of it." Montaigne, quoted in The Ethics of Ambiguity.

Simone de Beauvoir. 
Photo by Gisèle Freund

As I reread the copy of Simone De Beauvoir's The Ethics of Ambiguity which I bought on sale today, the dialog of sorts in the New York Times is timely. Are there ethical truths that transcend moral relativism, and if so, what are they? Are there ethical absolutes we can use to examine, say, a menage a trois? Stay tuned for further thoughts.

July 24, 2011

The Maze of Moral Relativism

August 1, 2011, 8:30 pm

Does Philosophy Matter?

"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so."  WS
Given that Hamlet is the speaker, the statement wants thought, itself.


Simone De Beauvoir
Henri Cartier-Bresson

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