Five reasons why moral philosophy is distracting and harmful. Ronnie de Sousa. professor emeritus in philosophy, argues that moral philosophy is bogus: a mere substitute for God that licenses ugly emotions. From its inconsistency to its impossible nature, here he aims to provide substantial reasons to reject it. “What do we lose by giving up morality? As an amoralist, I continue to prize what is beautiful, or good, or interesting, or virtuous – in the morally neutral sense of the Greek term aretē. I daresay I care about most of the things that many moral people care about. That includes the well-being of others, as well as my own. What I give up is above all the convoluted process of sorting my reasons into moral and non-moral."