1.2 Natural law/ethics
Right behavior, according to natural law can be seen in several contexts:
- The tendency of babies to seek enjoyment and avoid pain. This basic tenet was later expounded upon by Epicurus.
- The desire for power and its attainment as the expression of a full life. Survival of the fittest. Nietzsche later made “the will to power” his central theme
Consider that these basic principles involve the regression of adults to babies or animals.
For 1. The attainment of pleasure is an undeniable symptom of prosperous societies.
For 2. The most brutal expression of selection of the strongest: Nazi Ideology