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22. Metaethics / A. Ethics Foundations / 1. Nature of Ethics / c. Purpose of ethics

[why do we have systems of ethics?]

8 ideas
The only aim of our existence is to grasp that non-existence would be better [Schopenhauer]
The 'Ethics' is disappointing, because it fails to try to justify our duties [Prichard]
At a civilisation's peak values are all that matters, and people unconsciously live by them [Cioran]
A moral system must deal with the dangers and benefits of life [Foot]
The good life for man is the life spent seeking the good life for man [MacIntyre]
Wittgenstein pared his life down in his search for decency [Monk]
Values are an attempt to achieve well-being by bringing contingencies under control [Kekes]
Values help us to control life, by connecting it to what is stable and manageable [Kekes]