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Marquis de Sade

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Stefan Molyneux
Stefan Molyneux
Controversial life of Marquis de Sade, explicit works, societal violence, personal struggles, politics during French Revolution, impact of scientific revolution on morality. Introducing universally preferable behavior. Stay tuned.

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Brief Summary

In this part of the conversation, we explore the controversial life and works of the Marquis de Sade, including his explicit books and their film adaptations. We discuss how aristocracy and excessive praise contribute to violence in society. We delve into de Sade's troubled personal life and his involvement in politics during the French Revolution. The conversation also touches on the scientific revolution and its impact on morality. We introduce the concept of universally preferable behavior (UPB) as an alternative to morality. Join our community and access related content on our website. Anticipate the next part of the conversation.


0:00:00 The Marquis de Sade: A Terrifying Legacy
0:09:11 The Power of Excessive Praise and Addiction
0:12:21 Control through Addiction: Praise and Criticism
0:15:20 Childhood Experiences and Affectionate Figures in De Sade's Life
0:17:51 Forced Marriage and Complicity of De Sade's Wife
0:20:51 De Sade's Release and Inheritance of Title
0:23:49 De Sade's Imprisonment and Transfer to Insane Asylum
0:26:21 De Sade's Imprisonment for Criticizing Robespierre
0:34:49 Cruelty as the First Sentiment in Nature
0:37:42 The Profound Impact of the Scientific Revolution
0:40:51 Science vs. Religion: The Battle for Morality
0:43:24 The Agricultural Revolution and its Effects on Humanity
0:48:43 The Origin of Morality and its Connection to Religion
0:52:28 The Link Between Morality and Belief in the Divine
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