Is Nothing Sacred? Aristophaness The Clouds and Moral Taboos
By William P. Baumgarth, Sr.
Although legal prohibitions against murder, robbery, and theft can be justified by reference to utility, some taboos require a different type of justification. In The Clouds, Aristophaness brilliant comedy of ideas about household debt and Socratic sophistry, the great playwright suggests that only a religious culture gives liberal rights their nonconditional status as moral imperatives.
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