Metaphysics of Morals

John Gray doesn’t think Darwin is enough:

Cosmic evolution may teach us how the good and evil tendencies of man have come about; but, in itself, it is incompetent to furnish any better reason why we what we call good is preferable to what we call evil than we had before … The fanatical individualism of our time attempts to apply the analogy of cosmic nature to society … Let us understand, once and for all, that the ethical progress of society depends, not on imitating the cosmic process, still less in running away from it, but in combating it.

(Since ‘LOL’ would be mere vulgar impertinence, we’re pretty much silenced here. Quixotism is a hell of a drug.)

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