Friday, March 9, 2012

Some Unfomed Ideas

In a critique of Utilitarianism, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omalas condemns the suffering of one for the sole purpose of the happiness of the community.

But one can inure oneself to suffering.  A Nietzschean embraces it.  A Buddhist transcends it.  A Johnian anticipates an ultimate reward.

Can one then meaningfully volunteer for suffering?  Perhaps on behalf of another?

Could one meaningfully go to Hell to insure the salvation of another?

The commodification of suffering?  A commodity that can be taken on, but never given away?

Is this a morality?

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