Tuesday, September 27, 2011
[John Stuart Mill utilitarian and atheist]
A common ethical system claimed by atheists is "utilitarianism" - in essence the belief that the greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.
A recent psychological study seems to indicate that utilitarians were often psychopathic, Machiavellian or tended to view life as meaningless. I guess that's not very surprising, since they probably were often atheists as well.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 9:50 AM