amoralism


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a·mor·al

 (ā-môr′əl, ā-mŏr′-)
adj.
1. Not admitting of moral distinctions or judgments; neither moral nor immoral.
2. Lacking moral sensibility; not caring about right and wrong.

a·mor′al·ism n.
a′mo·ral′i·ty (ā′mô-răl′ĭ-tē, -mə-) n.
a·mor′al·ly adv.

amoralism

(ˌeɪˈmɒrəlɪzəm)
n
the doctrine or attitude that ignores or rejects moral vaues, or deems them to be irrelevant

amoralism

the state or quality of being without morality or of being indifferent to moral standards. — amoralist, n. — amoral, adj.
See also: Ethics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amoralism - the doctrine that moral distinctions are invalid
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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But today the amoralism of the trading floor governs corporate decision-making.
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George Orwell tambien critico estos versos en su ensayo Inside the Whale: "Mr Auden's brand of amoralism is only possible, if you are the kind of person who is always somewhere else when the trigger is pulled" (238).
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How telling that even a thinker as committed to moral universality as Frohnen should be prone to a kind of partial amoralism or immoralism!
Finally, while all of this may sound like a recipe for a kind of Machiavellian amoralism, Rand argues, at least on the interpretation that I will be presupposing here, that the result of this kind of approach is the endorsement of a set of largely, though not entirely, familiar and traditional moral virtues.