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Single Idea 6927

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / B. Value / 2. Values / g. Love]

Full Idea

To him who loves nothing it is all the same whether something does or does not exist.

Gist of Idea

If you love nothing, it doesn't matter whether something exists or not


Ludwig Feuerbach (Principles of Philosophy of the Future [1843], 33)

Book Reference

Feuerbach,Ludwig: 'Principles of the Philosophy of the Future', ed/tr. Vogel,M [Hackett 1986], p.53

A Reaction

This seems to me to be quite a good motto for the aim of education - just get them to love something, no matter what (well, almost!). Loving something, even if it is train-spotting, seems a good route to human happiness.