Omveltning av alle verdier del I – De-evaluation

There is no wrong morality. Philosophy of morality has to deal with life and not reason – with the real and not the ideal. As mentioned in Morality and Reason, a purely abstract philosophy of morality that is interested in absolute truth (not just relative to some assumptions) will always be stillborn. Only by our belief in truth have we been able to prove it, but, in such a secular world, most agree: belief is no proof. For the abstract philosophy, I can say: to call a morality wrong is to make a moral judgment, and so one needs a morality to comment on the rightness of morality, but no morality can comment on itself.

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The Hardest Thing in the World

Secular morality is a false concept, giving the impression that this is somehow THE secular morality – the only morality a secular person can and should have. It is perhaps self-consistent as a moral system, and even beneficial if we can properly understand “well-being” and “harm” on all levels, not just the surface, but the basis of it is still just chosen, and it is not clear that one cannot choose something else. It is an artificial creation, just like a mathematical definition (which are usually made because “it embodies some property we want”), and it is based just on something “we want”. Sure, it does not claim to be absolute, but its name does: claiming to be the definite secular morality. Continue reading

The Weight of Freedom

For most of humanity’s existence, our goal has been to stay alive, and for this outward struggle for food, shelter and security, against disease and nature, we are well adapted and well experienced. This endless toil has been like the boulder of Sisyphus for us – but this toil has ended. We have created societies and states in which all this is provided, from birth, in great abundance compared to even the very close past. But our bodies are made for working, and our brains for thinking, and so we will always struggle against something. And in the modern day this struggle is not for staying alive, but with living, and for this, we have no experience and the education and social structure of our societies leaves us wholly unprepared for it.

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