Sunday, October 28, 2007


Amoral - adjective.
Not involving questions of right or wrong; without moral quality; neither moral nor immoral.
Having no moral standards, restraints, or principles; unaware of or indifferent to questions of right or wrong: a completely amoral person. Denying the existence of morality.
We see amoral behavior throughout "The Country Wife." Mrs Pinchwife and the Fidget ladies all act in an amoral way. All of these characters intend, or are unfaithful to their husbands, and seem to lack any remorse while doing so. Their behavior suggests a complete lack of moral restraint.
[William Hamilton]

1 comment:

P.J. said...


Now, tell me why this concept is an issue. To what larger philosophical stance is this term linked? Are there any other viewpoints held in other works that challenge this idea? What are they, and who are their authors?