On 11/6/2012 2:21 AM, Alberto G. Corona wrote:
Other concepts, like good, evil, morals etc, that couldĀ“n be reduced, were relegated to a individual irrational sphere. This is the era of the false dichotomy between is and ought. Because the most fundamental questions for practical life were denied to rational discussion, they were delegated to demagoges, revolutionaries, and various kinds of saviors of countries and planets. The results are the never ending waves of totalitarianisms within Modernity.

No, modernity came with the invention of individualism, the existence of a private sphere of belief and endeavor that was secure from the ecclesiastical authorities who tried to define good, evil, morals etc as extending to every nook and cranny not only of private life, but even of thought and consciousness.


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