Hopefully there is an existing school of thought that already describes it:
- It's based on the idea that morality and ethics are purely human inventions, which only exist as thoughts in our heads.
- Ideas like good/bad & right/wrong are purely subjective, and don't actually describe our universe. This is also true of concepts like should/shouldn't, deserving, ownership, responsibility etc.
- This philosophy encourages people to identify and strip away human concepts like this, to gain a more accurate understanding of the world.
- Rather than making decisions based on a moral code, this philosophy encourages people to focus on outcomes. Instead of asking "What should I do?", ask "What do I want to see happen?", and then to work toward that goal.
- This philosophy is not psychopathy, and encompasses the full depth of human emotion, empathy, and kindness.
I don't think this is moral relativism, since that would imply that morality is relative to a person or situation. This belief system says that morals/ethics don't exist at all, except as arrangements of neurons.
Please help me identify or categorize this. It's been a long and lonely road, and I'd like to learn from others who may have learned more.
Thank you sincerely for any help!