Beyond Ethics to Post-Ethics: A Preface to a New Theory of Morality and Immorality by Peter BaofuBeyond Ethics to Post-Ethics: A Preface to a New Theory of Morality and Immorality by Peter Baofu

Beyond Ethics to Post-Ethics: A Preface to a New Theory of Morality and Immorality

byPeter BaofuEditorPeter Baofu

Paperback | October 21, 2011

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Is moral goodness really so desirable in the way that its proponents through the ages would like us to believe? For instance, in our time, there is even this latest version of the popular moral idea shared by many, when Dalai Lama suggested that "[w]e need these human values [of compassion and affection]..Even without religion,.we have the capacity to promote these things." (WK 2009) The naivety of this popular moral idea can be contrasted with an opposing (critical) idea advocated not long ago by Sigmund Freud (1966), who once wrote that "men are not gentle creatures who want to be loved, and who at the most can defend themselves if they are attacked; they are, on the contrary, creatures among whose instinctual endowments is to be reckoned a powerful share of aggressiveness. As a result, their neighbor is for them.someone who tempts them to satisfy their aggressiveness on him, to exploit his capacity for work without compensation, to use him sexually without his consent, to seize his possessions, to humiliate him, to cause him pain, to torture and to kill him. Homo homini lupus." This seminal project is to fundamentally alter the way that we think about ethics, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its "post-human" fate.
Title:Beyond Ethics to Post-Ethics: A Preface to a New Theory of Morality and ImmoralityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.34 × 0.68 inPublished:October 21, 2011Publisher:Information Age PublishingLanguage:English

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