The paper argues that the Socratic critique of rhetoric is based on the moral neutrality of Sophistic rhetoric, defining it first as a tool, then as an art of manipulation, which might lead to immoralism
, as embodied by Callicles.
Gregg and Ropke might have discovered that just as important as Keynes' contributions to a scientific derailment of economics was his avowed immoralism
If he reprobated Impressionism, he recoiled in loathing from the exhibitionist immoralism
of Oscar Wilde, who not only insisted that there was no place for ethics in art, but implied that the principal duty in life was self-indulgence.
Further into the book, Janice Daurio discusses Immoralism
and its effect on the characters of Narnia.
the Paris art world, with its nude models, defiant immoralism
, and large
Finally, after making it clear that anethicism should not be confused with either nihilism or immoralism
, he adopts an eliminativist view, recommending that moral language be abandoned.
While the idea that history should be made to serve the needs of life and action, together with the idea that this may require suppressing any attempt to provide an objective account and evaluation of the available historical evidence, are compatible with the kind of immoralism
that is typically attributed to Nietzsche, such ideas appear less easy to reconcile with Fichte's understanding of the scholar's vocation as a primarily moral one and the role that he assigns to truth in relation to this vocation.
Amoralism is distinguished from ethicism, the view that the immorality of a joke must diminish its funniness, and immoralism
, the view that the immorality of a joke can sometimes enhance its funniness.