So when I use the word “morals” I am always talking about morals.Never morality “in itself” because there is no such thing. Many people, often religious, take this kind of view to imply directly that people like myself are unprincipled, profligate, and completely unconstrained by any moral considerations.You may wonder then what basis I could possibly have for differentiating between all the ideas of morality that might present themselves to me, and why I would even bother trying to be moral at all.
-Nietzsche Preface “I try to lead as normal a life as possible, and not think about my condition, or regret the things it prevents me from doing, which are not that many.” –Stephen Hawking Is anything in man so deep-rooted and prevalent as the drive to see things as they are not?
While I view ethics as among my primary concerns in life, my view on the nature of morality is that it is purely subjective.
That is, though facts are relevant to moral questions, moral principles themselves have no factual basis.
Does its tone tell you I am angry or merely seeking a psychological expedient against the madness I see around me?
The book is my creation but is also in many ways foreign to me for I am living in a foreign land.