Oct1 - 10/1/07 Homework 1. Lubling's thesis in "Ethics...

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10/1/07 Homework 1. Lubling’s thesis in “Ethics of Need” is that modern culture that is “moral relativism” is a product of culture’s “pseudo-intellectual” inclination to conceptualize life dualistically. Lubling first claims that “thinkers from all walks of life” refuse to accept that a “dualistic universe” is created within our own minds. In reality, dualism is a by-product of thought and cognition – thus, dualism is not an actual reality. Lubling further remarks that our lives are lived in one stream of experience, which does not allow any dualism to enter. While some may argue that humans can believe and act, Lubling debunks this by defining a belief as a “rule for action”, which essentially means that a belief is a “habit”. Thus, society merely uses dualism as an escape from consequences of living in a “naturalistic” universe. Lubling claims that truth must be an “unchanging entity”. In
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Oct1 - 10/1/07 Homework 1. Lubling's thesis in "Ethics...

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