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Single Idea 19458

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 2. Elements of Virtue Theory / i. Absolute virtues]

Full Idea

There is only one evil - egoism; there is only one good - love. ...Love, but truly! All other virtues will automatically come to you.

Gist of Idea

Egoism is the only evil, love the only good; genuine love produces all the other virtues


Ludwig Feuerbach (Fragments on My Philosophical Development [1839], 1834-6)

Book Reference

Feuerbach,Ludwig: 'The Fiery Brook: Selected Writings', ed/tr. Hanfi,Zawar [Anchor 1972], p.278

A Reaction

This is a rather Christian idea of virtue, coming from the great atheist. Does tough love come from love?