KEY ONE: χρόνος – χώρος - χρέωση

Beyond the void-axiom, the unity of complete absence, we move into a world of myriad existence. Within that realm, most things simply exist, while others actively work to perpetuate their existence (with varying degrees of sentience and sapience).

No moral value – or lack of it - can be meaningfully attached to the urge to survive. Survival or the perpetuation of existence is not intrinsically moral, but by the same standard no other ideal can be considered greater or more moral without invoking additional axioms. The urge to continue existing is as fundamental as existence itself.

All systems which seek to perpetuate their existence must obey the laws of thermodynamics, and thus must consume more energy-yielding resources than are expended in order to survive. Therefore, although various courses of action available to a system may be distinguished according to ethical or moral standards, the very act of consuming resources to perpetuate one’s own existence cannot be judged intrinsically moral or immoral any more than can the quest for survival itself.