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Celebrating the collapse of ethics and moral discourse in our transitional time is not a sin

Celebrating the collapse of ethics and moral discourse in our transitional time is not a sin
Ethics whether derived from philosophy or religion is ill-founded and impotent and that's OK
Priestly ethics derived from religious traditions have scant sway now and that's OK
Assertions of moral authority based on Christianaity or any other authority 
have little power now and that's OK
The 19th and 20th century were about deconstructing  the 
hypocritical and philosophically-erroneous 
foundations of  past ethics and morality
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Ethics and morality are sub-categories of the foundation
of goodness which is located in the choice of values
Choosing values is what all people do
every minute of their lives
This has rarely been considered by those who
have written of ethics and morality
It is the fruit of the thought of thinkers such as
Peirce, Neitzsche and Assagioli
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The theory which I have arrived over a lifetime is outlined in the following little work\
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The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

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This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

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