Re: virus: Moral Relativism

Eric Boyd (
Tue, 27 Apr 1999 15:28:48 -0400


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If you are interested in "moral relativism" and the "values" culture, I highly recommend Allan Bloom's book _The Closing of The American Mind_, subtitiled "How Higher Education has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students". The beginning of the book is excellent, but it gets very philosophical in the middle and end, with a deep historical analysis of the source of our modern views on "value" culture, and the jargon we use to cover-up the emptiness our lives have become. If I had to describe the thesis, I would say something like "America has embraced nihilism *without* confronting the abyss that lies at it's centre". (see Nietzsche)