Self-Sacrifice

February 28, 2012

What is this “self-sacrifice” so beloved of ideologues?

What the world needs is people who look after others and themselves.

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Ethics and Philosophy

January 25, 2012

Here’s a sentence guaranteed to baffle those enamoured of idées reçues:-

Although philosophy has shaped the ethical teachings of the main Western religions, many of the most influential ethical thinkers have been dedicated to explaining and defending principles in ways that are entirely independent of religious doctrine.

Kitcher rightly asserts the primacy of philosophy over religion in matters ethical.