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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