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Single Idea 7580

[catalogued under 28. God / C. Attitudes to God / 2. Pantheism]

Full Idea

So called pantheistic systems have often been characterised and challenged by the assertion that they abrogate the distinction between good and evil.

Gist of Idea

Pantheism destroys the distinction between good and evil


Søren Kierkegaard (Concluding Unscientific Postscript [1846], 'Lessing')

Book Reference

Kierkegaard,Søren: 'A Kierkegaard Anthology', ed/tr. Bretall,Robert [Princeton 1946], p.204

A Reaction

He will have Spinoza in mind. Interesting. Obviously this criticism would come from someone who thought that the traditional deity was the only source of goodness. Good/evil isn't all-or-nothing. A monistic system could contain them.