Eudaimonism is false

posted by
February 7, 2012
The Moral Sciences Club
by Will Wilkinson  
Posted in Commentary

"You are not an instance of a natural kind. You are a member of a genetic line. You have no essence. If you can be said to have a natural telos, it is to maximize inclusive fitness. But that is not only not in any sense a rationally mandatory aim, it's a completely stupid aim. Making copies of your genome is, in an important sense, what you are for. But it has next to nothing to do what what you ought to try to do with yourself." (02/07/12)  

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