On the basis of morality is divided into four sections the first section is an introduction in which schopenhauer provides his account of the question posed by the royal danish society and his interpretation of the history of western ethics. Schopenhauers on the basis of morality deserves to be a standard text for courses in religious ethics it doesnt fit into the prevalent genealogies of virtue ethics and utilitarianism thus reminding us of other genealogies pessimism nietzsche buddhism. See on the basis of morality at wikipedia 141662 on the basis of morality arthur schopenhauer arthur brodrick bullock to preach morality is easy to found it difficult. Librarything review user review amd3075 librarything the basis of morality 1840 is schopenhauers convincing and highly perceptive treatment on ethics expanding on his ethical philosophy as formulated in his masterwork the world as will and . In his view moral reasoning cannot dip into psychology and the social sciences in order to locate ethical principles because those disciplines yield only a causal picture and fail to illuminate the basis of moral justification
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