amoralist


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amoralist

(ˌeɪˈmɒrəlɪst)
n
a person who adheres to the doctrine of amoralism
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Noun1.amoralist - someone who adheres to the doctrine that ordinary moral distinctions are invalid
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
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DANIEL FERNANDEZ, "The Amoralist and the Internalism-Externalism Debate.
Hobbes was a consistent and full-blown materialist who was also an atheist and amoralist (though he spoke as if he took morality seriously, only he meant by it something very different from what, say, Aristotle did).
As Bernard Williams said about the temptations facing The Amoralist, "he must resist, if consistent [in claiming that ethics is bosh],.
The philosopher, Bernard Williams, in his writings on moral thinking, profiles this Cain-type amoralist, the psychopath--the seed, as we shall argue, of evil:
Because Frohnen is committed to a particular view of Machiavelli, which is that he is an amoralist or immoralist, it also bothers him that I should use any part of Machiavelli to explain why the meaning of morality needs to be reconsidered.
But the omens for the future were bright in the way Swnymor, produced to lead at the third-last flight, sauntered clear of his opponents, eventually having 11 lengths to spare over Amoralist, himself no mug on the Flat.
Last month he made a seamless transition to this sphere for Vaughan when hurdling fluently en route to an effortless win over Amoralist over this trip at Newbury.
Amoralist has proven he can handle the all-weather surface in the past so must merit respect in the betfair.
69) Despite his image as a rebel in the world, Wilde knew that he was no transgressive hedonist and amoralist like Lord Henry Wotton.
Amoralist has shown enough on his first two racecourse visits to suggest he can open his account in the British Stallion Studs EBF/John Sisk & Sons Maiden at Bath.
55) The amoralist is right that moral discourse need not provide binding regulation, but this does not mean it does not influence human action through guidance, provocation or warning.
Before this realization the community had existed as a settlement and then a hamlet, pioneering people with a frontier mentality in which "personal liberty and freedom were almost a physical condition like fire or flood, and no community was going to interfere with anyone's morals as long as the amoralist practised somewhere else" (477).