Moving Beyond Good and Evil: A Theory of Morality, Law, and Government

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This paper starts from first principles of moral nihilism and determinism and arrives at a basis for morality and government which, unlike Human Rights, addresses the moral status of other species. It suggests a moral system that abandons the assumptions of objectivity, moral agency, and free will, and goes on to explore the implications of such a theory in the areas of criminal justice and government. As with any moral philosophy, it endeavors to provide a structure of principles that both supports our moral intuitions and provides guidance in those cases in which we either have no convictions or possess only weak or contradictory ones.
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