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Thedangersofmoralismandsentimentalizinginjustices:moral hypochondria versus ethics.
A ghost is visiting the living rooms of the western middle classes: the ghost of moral hypochondria. Feeling guilty for events that they did not directly participate in: this seems to be the reaction amongst well-off people. Untrained in assuming political responsibilities, they fight the wrong in the world with sentimentalism, Manichean judgements and a mix of moral decency and narcissism.
This essay delves into a true case, the works of Philip Roth, Joan Didion and Mark Fisher in order to vindicate ethics against moral hypochondria.
Pau Luque (Barcelona,1982) is an essayist and contributes with media like El País and CTXT. He is interested in the crossing between philosophy, moral and literature. From 2014 he lives in Mexico City and is a researcher in Philosophy of Law in the Institute for Philosophy Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).