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Morals in 1945 part2

In those days, philosophers avoided examining moral issues because such issues give rise to the concept of “freedom” and a dangerous question immediately arises: should one abandon one’s freedom and follow state orders?

Philosophical research focused mainly on epistemology—the nature of knowledge—and so philosophers studied Hegel’s Philosophy of History.

Ethics was avoided.

Many of those who did address ethical issues espoused a nationalistic morality.

 

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