Personal Destinies - A Philosophy of Ethical Individualism

Personal Destinies - A Philosophy of Ethical Individualism

David L. Norton

what's the that means of existence? glossy specialist philosophy has mostly renounced the try and resolution this query and has limited itself to the pursuit of extra esoteric truths. now not so David Norton. Following within the footsteps of Plato and Aristotle, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, Jung and Maslow, he units forth a particular imaginative and prescient of the individual's look for his position within the scheme of things.

Norton's thought of individualism is rooted within the eudaimonistic ethics of the Creeks, who seen every body as innately owning a different strength it used to be his future to satisfy. greatly an identical suggestion resurfaced nowa days with the British idealists and Continental existentialists. the writer experiences those antecedents, exhibiting how his concept differs from these of his predecessors.

After a desirable bankruptcy on "The phases of Life," Norton exhibits how the mature recognition of one's future ends up in direct, intimate wisdom of alternative people, and the way this in flip offers the root for social morality. The notion of justice within which this thought culminates, rooted because it is in crucial human ameliorations, presents a difficult replacement to the much-discussed theories of Rawls and Nozick.

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