Friday, February 17, 2017

Philosophy Wire: Democracy: The perfect excuse for immorality. [OR: Against the opinion of the many]


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2017-02-17]: In the age of democracy people live by the axiom that “The view of the many should prevail”. But can a society be built on such a value? Can morality be founded on such an axiom? Can you claim to have ethical values (axioms) if these values are subject to the “opinion of the many”? For a moral code to be effective, it must be attributed to, and vested in, a non-human source. It must be beyond the power of humanity to change it to suit itself. Democracy. The perfect excuse for lack of ethics…

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