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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It assumes that the leading protagonists of the perennial conversation about the meaning of pointless suffering, however logically contradictory their accounts--atheist, nihilist, amoralist, monist, Christian theist--are all equally valid shareholders of history's still-developing response to humanity's greatest problem, or to change the metaphor, equal chair-holders at history's table of discussion: Nietzsche, Darwin, Lewis, Mill, Chesterton, Aquinas, Kafka, Foucault, Pliny, Sartre, Singer, Nussbaum, Marx, Merton, Pascal, Voltaire, Eliot, Epictetus, O'Connor (Flannery), Confucius, Solzhenitsyn, the Budda, and Jesus.
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.
His goal in answering PD is not to respond to "the amoralist"--that is, to come up with a reason to be moral that will convince any individual that she has a reason to be moral (see 148 for his rejection of this project).
Also, this man who prides himself on his highly rational mind and on being 'a principled amoralist' is the victim of religious superstition.
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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.