Materialistic morality

Materialistic morality
A 1902 review of George Gore's "materialistic morality", which defines morals based on truth, as determined scientifically, i.e. as based on evidence, and the experimental method. [1]
In hmolscience, materialistic morality refers to definitions or notions of right and wrong, i.e. “morality”, based on the materialism or a materialistic belief system.

Overview
In 1880, George Gore, in his chapter “The Scientific Basis of Mental and Moral Progress”, outlined some terse notes on scientific based morality; this he later expanded into several books, which by 1902 was being classified as “materialistic morality”. [1]

Quotes
The following are related quotes:

“Our experience hitherto seems to teach us that all ‘materialistic morality’, pure as it may otherwise be, operates especially in periods of transformation and transition, as a powerful solvent, while all great and decisive revolutions and reforms first break out in the shape of new ethical ideas.”
Friedrich Lange (1875), The History of Materialism, Volume One [2]

See also
Atheistic morality
● Physico-chemical morality
Goethean morality
● Scientific morality
● Utilitarian morality

References
1. (a) Gore, George. (1902). “The Coming Scientific Morality” (Ѻ), The Westminster Review, 161:420-37, Apr.
(b) Anon. (1902). “Materialistic Morality” (Ѻ), The Watchman, 86:7, Jun 2.
2. Lange, Friedrich A. (1875). The History of Materialism: and Criticism of its Present Importance, Volume 1: Materialism in Antiquity. The Period of Transition (translator: Ernst Thomas). The Seventeenth Century (translator: Ernest Thomas) (pg. 48). Houghton, Osgood, and Co, 1879.

Further reading
● Clark, Tom. (2015). “Materialism and Morality: the Problem with Pinker” (Ѻ), Naturalism.org.

TDics icon ns

More pages