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The Inherent Value of a Godless Universe

How aesthetics trumps morality in the search for objective values

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In our age of scientific progress, philosophical skepticism, and secular humanism, it’s become commonplace to assume that the objective world is perfectly amoral. Nothing in nature is inherently valuable. Our value judgments are subjective and meaningful only within a social context.

The cosmic secrets of godlessness all wrapped up by a fellow with a Ph.D. writing on the internet

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Benjamin Cain

Benjamin Cain

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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