It is generally believed that the greatest asset of human being is the moral values and according to theist such values have been infused in human by the creator. By accepting such view we simply get rid of any effort of searching the origin of morality or ethics and also transfer the responsibility of being ethical on the almighty. But when atheist denied God, the liability of being moral comes to human and also the significant question arose why we should be moral. Probably more important is the hunt for the origin of our morality. In this article we have discussed about that origin of our morals in Nietzsche’s view as he was one of the strongest atheist of all time and in the light of the Darwinian evolutionary philosophy which inspired the modern age atheists. In this course, we have showed that how Nietzsche’s individual-centric value system faced the demand of societal explanation of interactive moral outcome and Darwinian school of evolutionary thinking articulates such issue in a broader perspective normally dealt with the philosophical views of human ethics.
GHOSH, Anirban and CHAKRABARTI, Malabika
"Analyzing Nietzsche and Darwin in Search of Origin of Morality: The Evolving Perspective,"
Comparative Philosophy: Vol. 14:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/comparativephilosophy/vol14/iss2/5