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by prof
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Whose Life has Value?
Replies: 40
Views: 920

Re: Whose Life has Value?

Check out this book reference: http://myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/HOW%20TO%20LIVE%20SUCCESSFULLY.pdf Let us know if reading it was a worthwhile experience. Was anything new learned? Was it helpful in understanding and comprehending Ethics? Do more data points and/or more concepts from Ethical Theory f...
by prof
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: To kill one or to kill many - a dilemma
Replies: 38
Views: 882

Re: To kill one or to kill many - a dilemma

If we resolve not even to kill one, then we won't kill many. Why don't we at least commit ourselves to harmonious human relations, rather than to some of its opposites. The opposites are conveyed by the values and beliefs in the phrases: "Anything goes." "Any means to an end." "Kill or be killed." "...
by prof
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: To kill one or to kill many - a dilemma
Replies: 38
Views: 882

Re: To kill one or to kill many - a dilemma

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In the book How To Live Successfully, introducing the emergent science of Ethics, a full chapter is devoted to Justice. See especially Ch. 14, pp. 59-61. A link to this document is here;
https://www.amazon.com/LIVING-SUCCESSFU ... B01NBKS42C
by prof
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: To kill one or to kill many - a dilemma
Replies: 38
Views: 882

Re: To kill one or to kill many - a dilemma

The principles offered as guidelines to living a quality life can easily be extended to cover mammalia as well as humans; however the author believes it will be enough of an accomplishment to live in harmony with regard to the treatment of our fellow-humans. I don't agree in the least. If people ar...
by prof
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: To kill one or to kill many - a dilemma
Replies: 38
Views: 882

Re: To kill one or to kill many - a dilemma

E... veryone dies, what we're really talking about is accelerated killing .... It's going to happen. PhilX I used to wonder why Henry Quirk was at an Ethical Theory site. Based on a couple of recent posts, now I wonder as well as to why some others are at an Ethics site :?: :?: Are they searching f...
by prof
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: To kill one or to kill many - a dilemma
Replies: 38
Views: 882

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by prof
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Whose Life has Value?
Replies: 40
Views: 920

Re: Whose Life has Value?

imp writes: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-sirota/whats-the-difference-betw_b_9140.html I'm an anarchist. how does a purge make for progress? ask stalin Is that your idea of "progress," imp :?: :!: :!: -Imp Imp refers us to an editorial by David Sirota who writes: To put it in more concrete ter...
by prof
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Ontario to experiment with universal basic income
Replies: 19
Views: 1677

Re: Ontario to experiment with universal basic income

Here is an interesting index I came upon. Is it fair to view this as "applied ethics"? http://martinprosperity.org/content/the-global-creativity-index-2015/ It tells about the 2017 Global Prosperity Index, based upon the research inspired by Professor Richard Florida. http://martinprosperity.org/abo...
by prof
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Whose Life has Value?
Replies: 40
Views: 920

Re: Whose Life has Value?

. If you say so... . How do you label yourself, imp? What are you? . By definition, a "Progressive" believes in progress. How does a purge make for progress? If we were to purge from this site those who sling generalities around, and who "paint with a broad brush" as they label large groups of peop...
by prof
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A discussion of the criteria you believe an ethical theory is supposed to have
Replies: 22
Views: 409

Re: A discussion of the criteria you believe an ethical theory is supposed to have

If you push to the head-of-the-line at a checkout counter, getting in front of those who were in line ahead of you, or if you grab the biggest slice of cake at a party before others have had a chance to select a slice, you are being selfish. If you take what doesn't belong to you (theft), or deprive...
by prof
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Whose Life has Value?
Replies: 40
Views: 920

Re: Whose Life has Value?

so if someone doesn't produce a beneficial result to society they should be eliminated? who is playing God over all people to do that? is this what everyone wants? that's the progressive dream -Imp Hi, Imp You are using the word "progressive" in a strange way that doesn't communicate, at least to m...
by prof
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A discussion of the criteria you believe an ethical theory is supposed to have
Replies: 22
Views: 409

Re: A discussion of the criteria you believe an ethical theory is supposed to have

So it turns out that you independently hit upon a crucial idea, namely that criminals (including hitmen and other murderers) are all unethical because they are selfish. For selfishness is the opposite of morality and living ethically. ... I think selfishness is the root cause of every conscious act...
by prof
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A discussion of the criteria you believe an ethical theory is supposed to have
Replies: 22
Views: 409

Re: A discussion of the criteria you believe an ethical theory is supposed to have

I appreciate that you took the time to do some reading. ... The idea of going against one-self could be...immoralty...[There] is an element of selfishness to the underlying motive. The rapist is against rape happening to him, but not to others. The torturer is against being tortured, but not turtur...
by prof
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A discussion of the criteria you believe an ethical theory is supposed to have
Replies: 22
Views: 409

Re: A discussion of the criteria you believe an ethical theory is supposed to have

There are about 20 vague and ambiguous definitions for the word "morality" in common usage.. In contrast, the term "morality" in the new paradigm for Ethics is defined in the system in a very dynamic sense as meaning "one's conduct increasingly matching one's belief system (with regard to moral sta...
by prof
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A discussion of the criteria you believe an ethical theory is supposed to have
Replies: 22
Views: 409

Re: A discussion of the criteria you believe an ethical theory is supposed to have

A principle that is derived early on is: Do no harm. The empirical studies show that we don't always live up to our highest principles. Furthermore, the data reveals that we (98% of us) are aware of this fact, and that we regret it. Ideally we would like to comply with our moral principles, but do ...