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by prof
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can there be shared community values?
Replies: 41
Views: 1245

Re: Can there be shared community values?

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Humor at times reveals truth. It does here.

I close with a quotation from someone wiser than I.
Objectivity is a delusion shared by several lunatics at once.
------------------------------------------------Bertramd Rissell

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by prof
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can there be shared community values?
Replies: 41
Views: 1245

Re: Can there be shared community values?

...the thing being described is very clearly subjective, and therefore not suited for an objective science. Unless that definition of science you are gladly sharing doesn't require objectivity and reproducible observation? Hi, DP I want to wish you, and all the other readers here, a Happy, Healthy,...
by prof
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can there be shared community values?
Replies: 41
Views: 1245

Re: Can there be shared community values?

( look close enough and all objects in 3 dimensional space have infinite properties... some properties ...matter more to you. {emphasis added} The point of the foundational argument turns on those crucial words "look close enough". The closer people look at a thing, object, situation, event,, or pe...
by prof
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can there be shared community values?
Replies: 41
Views: 1245

Re: Can there be shared community values?

It's a shame you learned nothing ... potentially the basis of an objective science. But you are misusing that language and misdirecting a gullible audience. In order to make some properties more infinite than the other infinite properties of any object, you are layering a load of subjective concern...
by prof
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can there be shared community values?
Replies: 41
Views: 1245

Re: Can there be shared community values?

As I understand it, Dr. Pants' chief objection to my theory is based on the first paragraph on p. 17 in BASIC ETHICS: a systematic approach (2014) http://www.myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/BASIC%20ETHICS.pdf [It is safe to open this paper.] In that paragraph I was endeavoring to argue that individual peo...
by prof
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can there be shared community values?
Replies: 41
Views: 1245

Re: Can there be shared community values?

The Scientific American report. which includes an interview with Dr. Paul Bloom, begins this way: Morality is not just something that people learn, argues Yale psychologist Paul Bloom: It is something we are all born with. At birth, babies are endowed with compassion, with empathy, with the beginni...
by prof
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: An update on the Applied Ethics solution known as Universal Basic Income
Replies: 23
Views: 771

Re: An update on the Applied Ethics solution known as Universal Basic Income

The problem (that motivates a proposal such as the UBI) is lack of quality jobs, that is, jobs paying a decent living wage. There are some jobs available, but they are either in service industries that pay a wage inadequate to support a middle-class lifestyle; or they are highly-technical and requir...
by prof
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Basic questions of the moral life
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Basic questions of the moral life

Well, money sure doesn't trickle up, because the poor don't have any. Neither do they create jobs. The above shows an example of black-or-white thinking: it assumes that money must either trickle up or trickle down. It sees no other possibilities. It is the "either/or" blind-spot. The problem is la...
by prof
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Basic questions of the moral life
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Basic questions of the moral life

Lower taxes, more money that was sheltered under Obamanism, wealth brought back into the economy. More investment, more economic growth, more jobs for working folks, and so on. In the 1890s, the time of the Robber Barons, this concept - which today we speak of as "trickle down" - was known as "The ...
by prof
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Basic questions of the moral life
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Basic questions of the moral life

He's merely using tactics to drive the Left insane. Please define what you mean by "the Left." Then tell us where you stand with regard to those concepts. Then justify your beliefs with good, solid reasons. Please. Many studies have shown that the wealthier people get, the less empathy they show to...
by prof
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Basic questions of the moral life
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Basic questions of the moral life

:) If someone these days asserts he is Napoleon, we would be justified in saying he has a Psychosis; since he is not in touch with reality. If he slips in an out of reality, we would correctly call him a Borderline Psychotic. The heads of national psychiatric professional associations have diagnosed...
by prof
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can there be shared community values?
Replies: 41
Views: 1245

Re: Can there be shared community values?

The Scientific American report. which includes an interview with Dr. Paul Bloom, begins this way: Morality is not just something that people learn, argues Yale psychologist Paul Bloom: It is something we are all born with. At birth, babies are endowed with compassion, with empathy, with the beginnin...
by prof
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Basic questions of the moral life
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Basic questions of the moral life

Here is a passage from that book to which I made reference in the previous post: e have examined how strife and conflict can originate – even in our intimate settings -- if we don’t know our Ethics. Once we do know Ethics, and how to practice it, we will defer to one another, be considerate, and wil...
by prof
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can there be shared community values?
Replies: 41
Views: 1245

Re: Can there be shared community values?

Research conducted by The Institute for Global Ethics found that when people around the globe were asked, "What does "ethics" mean to you?" they responded usually by naming one or more of the values cited in the original post. Nowhere have I suggested that one can adhere to, or put into practice, al...
by prof
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can there be shared community values?
Replies: 41
Views: 1245

Re: Can there be shared community values?

The values which emerged (as those upon which there is a global-wide consensus that this is what "ethics" is about) are these: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, Self-control, Commitment, Fairness, Moral Courage, and Cooperation. If Ethics means anything it is a concern with these values...