Ideas from 'Fragments on My Philosophical Development' by Ludwig Feuerbach [1839], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Fiery Brook: Selected Writings' by Feuerbach,Ludwig (ed/tr Hanfi,Zawar) [Anchor 1972,0-385-05682-6]].

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23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 2. Elements of Virtue Theory / i. Absolute virtues
Egoism is the only evil, love the only good; genuine love produces all the other virtues
                        Full Idea: There is only one evil - egoism; there is only one good - love. ...Love, but truly! All other virtues will automatically come to you.
                        From: Ludwig Feuerbach (Fragments on My Philosophical Development [1839], 1834-6)
                        A reaction: This is a rather Christian idea of virtue, coming from the great atheist. Does tough love come from love?