worth pondering

Why I love George Eliot:

‘The human mind has at no period accepted a moral chaos; and so preposterous a result was not strictly conceivable. But we are frightened at much that is not strictly conceivable’ (Middlemarch). 

I wonder if we are any closer to a period in which ‘a moral chaos’ might be regarded as acceptable, or whether we are no longer certain what constitutes moral order, so that a moral chaos might just appear as ‘business as usual’? I wonder.

 

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