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someone who adheres to the doctrine that ordinary moral distinctions are invalid

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Literary Critic Peter Sloterdijk in his study Critique of Cynical Reason notes that the Grand Inquisitor was actually a positivist, who styled himself as beyond good and evil--an "amoralist"--yet wearing the mantle of a "hyper-moralist." Despite a purist ultra-moralistic posture of appealing to an external "Divine" authority, this is merely Evil inverting higher reality for its own self-referential purpose of conquest by any means necessary.
Last month he made a seamless transition to this sphere for Vaughan when hurdling fluently en route to an effortless win over Amoralist over this trip at Newbury.
Amoralist has proven he can handle the all-weather surface in the past so must merit respect in the Handicap.
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Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps." (69) Despite his image as a rebel in the world, Wilde knew that he was no transgressive hedonist and amoralist like Lord Henry Wotton.
Amoralist has shown enough on his first two racecourse visits to suggest he can open his account in the British Stallion Studs EBF/John Sisk & Sons Maiden at Bath.
Before this realization the community had existed as a settlement and then a hamlet, pioneering people with a frontier mentality in which "personal liberty and freedom were almost a physical condition like fire or flood, and no community was going to interfere with anyone's morals as long as the amoralist practised somewhere else" (477).
So does this mean that Herzog wishes to revert to the traditional condemnation of Machiavelli as a ruthless amoralist? Quite the opposite.
So it was that in December 1871 Cabaner was putting the seventeen-year-old Rimbaud up on his sofa, and his graciousness was regularly returned in the young amoralist's inimitable fashion.
First is the amoralist refusal to take into account any relation between means and ends other than the instrumental.
Several weeks ago the 32-year-old hip-hop superstar Eminem, America's staunchest and most spectacular amoralist, found himself in an unusual position, suddenly cast as the moral hope of his generation.
I think this is a mistake: Maupassant is not an amoralist, but a believer in human goodness that is not, however, identical to the strict observation, at least outwardly, of moral conventions.
By contrast, FDR was an amoralist, devious, secretive and, especially in his love affairs, unfathomable.
The period of the Poisons Affair marked a change in Louis' character from the sensual amoralist of the Montespan era to the more strait-laced, pious character he became after he married Madame de Maintenon secretly in 1684.
Nielsen, by contrast, thinks that what has not been shown is that rationality requires, quite independently of what a person's dispositions or attitudes happen to be, that a rational agent must be moral: be, that is, a morally good personas distinct from just being a person of good morals, something a thorough amoralist could be.