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by commonsense
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Which emotion is the most important?
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Which emotion is the most important?

Thats difficult to answer since we carry a vast array of emotions. Feelings like love, lust, compassion, hate, disgust, sadness, joy, they aren't the only ones that we experience. I agree. There's simply a plethora of emotions experienced by human beings. I imagine that you'd agree with me that all...
by commonsense
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is there such a thing as a merciful death?
Replies: 52
Views: 575

Re: Is there such a thing as a merciful death?

There are just the matters of the death penalty,...etc.etc.etc... Aside from the justice system and its death penallty, couldn't lethal injection be considered a merciful death? After all, first they are put under anaesthesia and then their heart is stopped. BTW, I agree with your comments and appl...
by commonsense
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Aren't we all killers...
Replies: 29
Views: 356

Re: Aren't we all killers...

You might be interested in the discussion on mercy killings taking place in the ethics forum: http://forum.philosophynow.org/viewtopic.php?p=319293#p319293 Are you getting Alzheimer's disease? Harbal and I have contributed to your thread. PhilX Yes, and I thought there were also others on this thre...
by commonsense
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Aren't we all killers...
Replies: 29
Views: 356

Re: Aren't we all killers...

You might be interested in the discussion on mercy killings taking place in the ethics forum: viewtopic.php?p=319293#p319293
by commonsense
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is there such a thing as a merciful death?
Replies: 52
Views: 575

Re: Is there such a thing as a merciful death?

Is euthanasia ethical, not ethical, ethical under certain circumstances or not a topic for ethics at all? What about physician-assisted suicide or a physician's role in execution by lethal injection? I think euthanasia is okay as long as it isn't made compulsory. Interesting idea you've got there. ...
by commonsense
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is there such a thing as a merciful death?
Replies: 52
Views: 575

Re: Is there such a thing as a merciful death?

First of all, let me compliment you on your quick and effective hijacking. I sense that you're not very pleased with our contribution. That being the case I'll take my leave but before I go I want to make amends by putting your thread back on track. I think euthanasia is okay as long as it isn't ma...
by commonsense
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is there such a thing as a merciful death?
Replies: 52
Views: 575

Re: Is there such a thing as a merciful death?

Harbal & Phil, First of all, let me compliment you on your quick and effective hijacking. Your reputations are pretty good in this area: not even 1 post had been made before you took over! Someday I'll want to get some tips from you on the basics of hijacking. Right about now I'm thinking this was t...
by commonsense
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is there such a thing as a merciful death?
Replies: 52
Views: 575

Re: Is there such a thing as a merciful death?

Is euthanasia ethical, not ethical, ethical under certain circumstances or not a topic for ethics at all? What about physician-assisted suicide or a physician's role in execution by lethal injection?
by commonsense
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is there such a thing as a merciful death?
Replies: 52
Views: 575

Is there such a thing as a merciful death?

Is euthanasia ethical, not ethical, ethical under certain circumstances or not a topic for ethics at all? What about physician-assisted suicide or a physician's role in execution by lethal injection? Do you have personal experience in this area?
by commonsense
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What are the advantages to behaving morally?
Replies: 52
Views: 1536

Re: What are the advantages to behaving morally?

I am not sure that your generation has failed in that way. Are you working from impressions? I suppose I do so, and my impression is that young people today are learning faster than ever before. By "learning faster" I mean learning faster how to get on with others, and to view rights and wrongs wit...
by commonsense
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What are the advantages to behaving morally?
Replies: 52
Views: 1536

Re: What are the advantages to behaving morally?

...I accept that being considerate is socially cohesive, but you haven't really addressed the question; who decides what is socially acceptable? uwot’s question can be answered either with broad brushstrokes or after in-depth deliberation. This is a case—who really decides what is socially acceptab...
by commonsense
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What are the advantages to behaving morally?
Replies: 52
Views: 1536

Re: What are the advantages to behaving morally?

Commonsense wrote: For me, a child of the era of Ozzie & Harriet, the very fact that ethics needs to be studied in order to attain good ethical health is saddening. Where has my generation failed to pass on our lessons and examples in such a way as to make the act of composing value as intuitive as...
by commonsense
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What are the advantages to behaving morally?
Replies: 52
Views: 1536

Re: What are the advantages to behaving morally?

8) I can nform you that Dr. Katz has for your convenience reduced the price of his new ethics book to under One Dollar U.S. Here is a link to https://www.amazon.com/LIVING-SUCCESSFULLY-science-Ethics-benefit-ebook/dp/B01NBKS42C The publishers would not permit the author to make it free of charge al...
by commonsense
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Which emotion is the most important?
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Which emotion is the most important?

Fear is the most survival promoting emotion. It is a component of many other emotions. E-motion is a very strong feeling that puts you in motion. Surprise, amazement, supefaction don´t put anyone in motion, they prevent motion. Surprise is a subtle feeling reserved for species who can afford it, it...
by commonsense
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Which emotion is the most important?
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Which emotion is the most important?

Could it be anger (side question: is anger the same as hate?) Would we have less conflict without it? How about love? Does it promote too much sex? How about jealousy? Is it a form of anger or some type of love? Also is emotion exclusive to humans? PhilX PhilX, I am surprised at you for asking such...