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by prof
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Doing The Right Thing
Replies: 99
Views: 8258

Re: Doing The Right Thing

So "the right thing" is always selfishly motivated. Of course! Even Mother Teresa did what she did because she believed it would assure her entry into heaven. I have learned that it is better to make a distinction between the two concepts "selfish" and "self-interest. Yes, I agree we do everything ...
by prof
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Applied Ethics at its best and most-practical
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Applied Ethics at its best and most-practical

Applied Ethics at its most-practical best… Check out how this 35-year-old visionary tech entrepreneur is changing the world. See: http://www.leilajanah.com/book http://www.leilajanah.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/leilajanah/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leila_Janah Your comments? Discussion? Ide...
by prof
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Values vs. Goodness
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Values vs. Goodness

The short story "The Death of Ivan Illich" by Leo Tolstoy makes the point that money (and influence) can't buy real love. By the end of the story that point is brought out in an excellent and artistic manner. Also it depicts how friendship is an Intrinsic Value, greatly to be treasured. Cayley is co...
by prof
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How to minimize the danger of AGI (artificial generalized intelligence)
Replies: 0
Views: 31

How to minimize the danger of AGI (artificial generalized intelligence)

How to minimize the danger of AGI (artificial generalized intelligence) There is a danger of super-intelligent machine falling into the hands of a tyrannical government. This is in regard to an artificial-intelligence computer which has programmed into it that it is to produce a machine that is even...
by prof
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A scientific definition of good and bad
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: A scientific definition of good and bad

Emotions are topics in the fields of Psychology and Brain Neurology. To confuse "a positive emotion" or "a nice feeling" with goodness-in-general is to commit a Fallacy. They are on differing levels of abstraction. "Good" is what all good things have in common. A "good movie" will not necessarily pr...
by prof
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A scientific definition of good and bad
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: A scientific definition of good and bad

So, my friend, are you denying the truth of the conclusions of George Edward Moore as explained in his book, PRINCIPIA ETHICA -- and thus refuting the Naturalistic Fallacy?

I would suggest you are not. Moore shows the weakness in your argument. Your definition of "good" is full of holes. Sorry!
by prof
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Equality Unqualified
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: Equality Unqualified

Relevant to the concepts of freedom and equality are these three articles: https://www.opendemocracy.net/neil-howard/utopia-for-realists-review https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_for_Realists_(book)#Conclusion http://bigthink.com/natalie-shoemaker/rutger-bregmans-utopia-for-realists-shows-us-why-w...
by prof
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Whose Life has Value?
Replies: 49
Views: 1689

Re: Whose Life has Value?

Prof, you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Since we are as we are, everything is as it is.... We will say one thing and do another since it is our nature to be hypocrites. Simone had it right. The powers that be dictate whose life has value... Yes, I agree: we tend to be hypocrites. And,...
by prof
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Whose Life has Value?
Replies: 49
Views: 1689

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. Your impressions? Your views? hitler promised the same utopia, how "progressive" -Imp Obviously, imp, you did not read the book..... For it makes...
by prof
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Whose Life has Value?
Replies: 49
Views: 1689

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: 1412

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: 1412

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: 1412

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: 1412

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: 1412

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