Tag Archives: morality

today’s birthday: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844)


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844)

Nietzsche was a German philosopher whose critiques of contemporary culture, religion, and philosophy centered on a basic question regarding the foundation of values and morality. He passionately rejected Western bourgeois civilization and regarded Christian civilization as decadent. Denouncing its “slave morality,” he looked to the “superman,” the creator of a new heroic morality that would consciously affirm life and life values. What is Nietzsche’s concept of “perspectivism”? More… Discuss

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word: profligate


profligate 

Definition: (adjective) Shamelessly immoral or debauched.
Synonyms: degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, riotous, fast
Usage: We both know that he has been profligate in every sense of the word; that he has neither integrity nor honor; that he is as false and deceitful as he is insinuating. Discuss.

Quotation: Oscar Wilde about history, gossip and morality


Gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: REVEREND JOHN HALE (1636)


 

Title page of "A Modest Enquiry into the ...

Title page of “A Modest Enquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Reverend John Hale (1636)

Hale was a church pastor in nearby Beverly, Massachusetts, during the Salem witch trials in the late 17th century. Initially, Hale supported the prosecutions of the alleged witches. Once his second wife was accused of witchcraft, however, he had a change of heart, denouncing the practice of witch hunts in his book A Modest Enquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft. A fictional portrayal of Hale appears in Arthur Miller’s famed play The Crucible. What happened to Hale’s wife? More… Discuss

Having any morality is better than being amoral!


Having any morality is better than being amoral! (who care about in what degree?) 

Pay it Forward Pyramid scheme: Short rendition with clips from the movie “Pay It Forward” with Kevin Spacey and Joel Osment.



Short rendition with clips from the movie “Pay It Forward” with Kevin Spacey and Joel Osment.

Pay It Forward – Acts of Kindness – Boomerang Effect (“Practice Kindness Without expecting anything in return!”)


“Practice Kindness Without expecting anything in return!”

Today’s Quotation: E. M. Forster on – civilization and morality


The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss