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Morals in 1945 part1

Karl Jaspers introduced the concept of the “limit situation” (Grenzsituation) and thought that one’s morals are of no help in such cases, but that such a fact must not be used as an excuse for abandoning idealism.

There is a world of difference between having and not having a moral conscience.

I used to think that gratitude and hatred were possible without morality, but that is not the case.

Bertrand Russell says that science is morally neutral and that philosophy is a science and therefore morally neutral too, but that is not true either.

Morality cannot be separated from its philosophical origin.

 

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