“Life for Humanity’s Sake“


“Life for Humanity’s Sake“
   Essay (710 words); probably written in the summer of 1920. First published in American Amateur (September 1920); rpt. MW
   The essay is a plea to reject both hedonism and theism in the face of the probable meaninglessness and inconsequence of the human race within the boundless cosmos. HPL asserts that a “real ethical philosophy can be founded only on practicalities” and urges that “the goal of mental evolution and the subordination of pain stands so conspicuously before us.”

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