The word 'postlapsarian' is a somewhat erudite term most commonly utilized in Miltonic* or Biblical studies. Etymologically, the word consists of post-(Latin, meaning "after") and lapsus (Latin, meaning "to fall"). Thus, it refers to the period of time after the Biblical fall of mankind (hence our logo*).
We find the implications of this word especially intriguing. Most apparently, it alludes to the humanity's ceaseless hunger for knowledge. More fascinatingly still, it hints that, with the seemingly negative introduction of Sin, so came the very possibility of morality. Metaphorically speaking or not, only after tasting the 'forbidden fruit' could we recognize and choose right from wrong or vice versa. And this authentic moral agency is a certain prerequisite for the existence of any ethical schema.
As the fortunate progeny of this postlapsarian period, we now have the distinct responsibility of discerning right from wrong.
So. How do we choose to act?
How do we choose to think? =>[lyceum]