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by prof
Mon May 22, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What are the advantages to behaving morally?
Replies: 19
Views: 387

Re: What are the advantages to behaving morally?

It seems that widespread agreement can be reached that it is advantageous to live morally; and that "living morally" is the same as "living ethically." At this point I would like to go deeper into what it means to live morally. One may live morally conceptually or one may live morally by one's behav...
by prof
Sun May 07, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Ontario to experiment with universal basic income
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: Ontario to experiment with universal basic income

I found this quote by D. Wineberg in a review written for the book, Utopia for Realists by by Rutger Bregman: Guaranteed income sounds impossibly expensive, but everywhere it has been tried – dozens of places - it has worked spectacularly. For one thing, every dollar spent saves three, in less super...
by prof
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 1336

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

...Ethics is situational .... Hi thedoc, Would you be so kind as to give us some examples, and to spell out more about your ethical theory, perhaps applying it to some issues. Show us how it works to resolve problems. Okay? I would like to explore the possibility as to whether it may integrated int...
by prof
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 1336

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

. In our interactions with others we either add nothing to it, or we create value, or we destroy value ! In the Science of Ethics this is known as: The Principle of Value-Generation . Creating value when you encounter another individual entails going in the direction of Intrinsic value. [It means he...
by prof
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 1336

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

Thank you, Hobbes When you spoke of "the requirements of co-operative behaviour" it especially resonasted, and I liked that. So much meaning can be unpacked from that concept! I hold that value-theory serves as the metalanguage for ethical theory. Value is that which adds quality to life. Ethics is ...
by prof
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 1336

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

Hobbes' Choice wrote: Morality is an opinion about how people ought to treat each other.
Hi there, Hobbes !

What is your view as to how people ought to treat each other?
by prof
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 1336

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

Greetings, Londoner You write: "The trouble is that these notions are all circular. Who is a 'considerate, empathic human being'? Answer: Those with moral health." I never said that nor wrote that. You are answering your own question and in the process committing The Straw Man Fallacy. If someone, i...
by prof
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 1336

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

As ambiguous concepts are sharpened up they get ready to be part of science; as they become precise, and interrelated... Ethics was held back as long as its major concern was "action." Instead it will advance when its orientation is "the moral health of the individual" or "the person of good charac...
by prof
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 1336

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

So far, yes, Londoner, most ethical concepts are vague. As ambiguous concepts are sharpened up they get ready to be part of science; as they become precise, and interrelated, it is not much of a stretch to say that a new science has come into existence. I would respectfully disagree that restriction...
by prof
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 1336

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

I sit here and ask myself:How can it be the case(what linguistic framework does it make sense to say) that the sole means of explaining raw data has the lowest value? Are you ok with that? :wink: I'm o.k. with that, and as you read further you will understand why. You will be able to answer your ow...
by prof
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 1336

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

:) Does anyone here care about the advancement of Ethics, either as I) a body of knowledge; or II) as a discipline or both :?: and if you do, what are you doing about it :!: :?: :) 8) As a service, I shall now announce for those who are interested [-and if you read the book cited in the o.p. you wil...
by prof
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 1336

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

Greetings creativesoul Yes, you are correct, cs , a "frame-of-reference" is a Systemic Value, an S-value. As to your first question, see Ch. 5 at this link: http://wadeharvey.myqol.com/wadeharvey/Ethics_A_College_Course.pdf The title of that chapter is "What is Science?" Yes, while the theory of a s...
by prof
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 1336

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

... note an easy shift in between the two concepts "ethics" and "morals." {To me they are distinct ideas.} I don't discuss morals in the book, and I am not a moralist. Greetings prof ... when logical possibility alone grounds any statement of thought/belief, then it is the weakest foundation possib...
by prof
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 1336

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

Ethics is not, cannot be science. Morals are about feelings and emotions and how they intersect with social realities. Unless you care to reduce all humans to emotionless robots this entire thread, in which you seem to be having a conversation with yourself, is null and void. I am having a conversa...
by prof
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 1336

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

In the the previous post I wrote about the concept "harmony," arguing that it is an essential factor of ethics. I also spoke there of chaos; and the following remarks are relevant to that: One way to cause chaos is to do harm. Harm is the opposite of harmony. Therefore, we conclude as a life-guideli...