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Going Against the Flow

An Exercise in Ethical Syncretism

Alan M. Laibelman

Most contemporary efforts in philosophy treat metaphysics and ethics as isolated arenas of thought. Critical analytical exploration of a multitude of ethical theories emanating from historically diverse philosophical and theological traditions demonstrates that a consistent and comprehensive ethic depends upon a solid metaphysical foundation. Building upon a metaphysical scheme first explicated in The Other Perennial Philosophy: A Metaphysical Dialectic, Alan M. Laibelman elaborates on a syncretistic ethical system incorporating elements from many cross-cultural sources and also develops an extensive theory of consciousness inclusive of both transcendental and existential components.