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The ethics of (secular) humanism is consequentialist [1], arguably epicurean [2] . I believe the ethics of the European Enlightenment could be said epicureanism also.

But what is the ethics of American transcendentalism?

[I don't know if this question belongs to SE Philosophy or SE Literature]

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  • @GarethRees "Secular Humanism frames morality as not causing unnecessary pain, harm, or suffering to humans and other animals" This is epicureanism
    – Starckman
    Mar 4, 2023 at 13:19
  • @GarethRees I modified my post
    – Starckman
    Mar 4, 2023 at 14:45
  • @GarethRees Ok, I changed the wording again. This was because to me "avoidance of unnecessary pain" is the very core tenet of epicureanism, so to share that principle is to be epicurean
    – Starckman
    Mar 4, 2023 at 14:57
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    This question currently has three close-votes, two of which absurdly claim that the question is "opinion-based". Close voters, please explain your reasoning.
    – Tsundoku
    Mar 5, 2023 at 13:24
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    I think the question is very reasonable, well-scoped, and entirely within the purview of this site. So I disagree with the close votes. I also think that Philosophy might be an excellent place to cross-post, as it's more likely to find an answer there. If you do post it there, OP, please keep us (ha) posted with a link to that cross-post. Some of us would like to see any answers that those philosopher-kings and/or queens come up with.
    – verbose
    Mar 6, 2023 at 20:17

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