Ethics and morality, is either more than ruling class ideology?
Discusses the arbitrary nature of ethics and morality and their insurmountable is/ought and open question dilemmas with a history of ethics beginning with Plato and Aristotle continuing to their modern spectrum of versions from John Rawls to Marxism. It concludes with modern ethics being simply practical enforcement of ruling class ideology that is distinct from morality and existentialist and religious morality. Discusses 20th Century ethics and morality from the perspective of existentialism as the last hope for defining morality.
“Sand Pebbles” music courtesy the film, Sand Pebbles, music by Jerry Goldsmith.