Ethical Universe: The Vectors of Evil Vs. Good

Secular Ethics for the 21st Century

by John W. McAlister



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/14/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781665511421
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781665511919

About the Book

This book is the culmination of a 20-year project which synthesizes the work of renowned social philosopher and humanistic psychoanalyst neo-Freudian, Dr. Erich Fromm and the best of Aristotle's Golden-Means doctrine merged with Sigmund Freud's tripartite division of the human psyche - ego, id and superego. This dynamic merger dictates a spherical representation of infinite blends of character traits. Extreme (therefore evil) syndromes garishly emblazon the surface of the sphere; Aristotle's practical wisdom and moral virtues, Freud's genital character and Fromm's Productive Orientation electrifies the synergistic, creative center of the sphere. Friedrich Nietzsche's moral philosophy as well as Saint Thomas Aquinas provided excellent tests of our hypothesis. Fore more on the author, see the last section, "About the Author." "For humanistic ethics all evil strivings are directed against life and all good serves the preservation and unfolding of life" — Erich Fromm, Man For Himself, 1947 "Fromm's affinity with Thomas Aquinas and the Christian theologian Paul Tillich shows us humanism and organized religion need not be hostile to each other!" — John McAlister, Ethical Universe, 2008 "Love ever your neighbor as yourselves - but first be such as LOVE THEMSELVES." — Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra, 1883

About the Author