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by Peter Holmes
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 301961

Re: What could make morality objective?

So different parts of the brain control different aspects of our experience and behaviour. We've known this for a long time. Now, what experience or behaviour does the so-called 'moral' part of the brain control? Please be specific. I have explained that before and have given sufficient clues, you ...
by Peter Holmes
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 301961

Re: What could make morality objective?

The more you defend your position, you are exposing more of your dumbness and ignorance. I have already stated and insisted a "million" times, moral judgments are not moral things per se. Other than the autonomic responses https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomic_nervous_system# almost all human beh...
by Peter Holmes
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 301961

Re: What could make morality objective?

Aside from issues with the word "real," the above is again something I don't agree with. "Moral things" are moral judgments that individuals make--that's what morality is in a nutshell. Those judgments are identical to brain states. Perhaps how we use the word 'real' really is the issue. The 'real ...
by Peter Holmes
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 301961

Re: What could make morality objective?

I see what you mean, and it does make sense. But do you think thoughts about aeronautical things are aeronautical things going on in the brain? Does that way of putting it make sense to you? Yes, in a sense/in a manner of speaking, but it's completely that (no need for qualifications) in a case whe...
by Peter Holmes
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 301961

Re: What could make morality objective?

Aside from issues with the word "real," the above is again something I don't agree with. "Moral things" are moral judgments that individuals make--that's what morality is in a nutshell. Those judgments are identical to brain states. Perhaps how we use the word 'real' really is the issue. The 'real ...
by Peter Holmes
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 301961

Re: What could make morality objective?

2 The real things in the brain are not moral things. Programming to do or not do something is not 'moral' programming, any more than doing or not doing something is 'moral'. The expression 'moral action' is as meaningless as the expression 'moral programming'. Aside from issues with the word "real,...
by Peter Holmes
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 301961

Re: What could make morality objective?

I am not going to waste time. Whatever the issue on morality you raised above is answered within this thread and others. As for Russell's table [you condemned], I have raised as specific thread for you to deal with it, but you evaded it; Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?" https://forum.ph...
by Peter Holmes
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 301961

Re: What could make morality objective?

As stated I am taking a break re morality. Suggest you reflect more deeper philosophically on the above. Fine. I suggest you have a really hard think about your argument. An 'is' - a fact of any kind, including a fact about human nature - can never entail an 'ought' - a moral assertion about what s...
by Peter Holmes
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 301961

Re: What could make morality objective?

You got it wrong, there is no genetically program for 'culture'. Culture (/ˈkʌltʃər/) is an umbrella term which encompasses the social behavior and norms found in human societies, as well as the knowledge, beliefs, arts, laws, customs, capabilities, and habits of the individuals in these groups.[1]...
by Peter Holmes
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 301961

Re: What could make morality objective?

Veritas Aequitas wrote: What I am referring to are the innate intrinsic features embedded in the DNA of humans via evolution. The "Do not kill other humans" innate program in the human brain is as basic as the 'will to survive' the hunger, sex, need to breathe' instinct and other primal instinct. T...
by Peter Holmes
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 301961

Re: What could make morality objective?

Veritas Aequitas wrote: What I am referring to are the innate intrinsic features embedded in the DNA of humans via evolution. The "Do not kill other humans" innate program in the human brain is as basic as the 'will to survive' the hunger, sex, need to breathe' instinct and other primal instinct. T...
by Peter Holmes
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 301961

Re: What could make morality objective?

Veritas Aequitas wrote: Note your last point, humans are the ones with a higher mind [relative to others species] that is why humans care about stuff like that [morality-proper]. Within which frame of belief lies the claim "humans are the ones with the higher mind" ?(my italics) As regards inherent...
by Peter Holmes
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Real Physical Moral Drivers are Independent of 'Moral' Judgments
Replies: 19
Views: 405

Re: Real Physical Moral Drivers are Independent of 'Moral' Judgments

Are you aware of your sexual function in the brain? The majority of people [males] would only be aware of their 'erection' and the "compulsion" [oughtness in a way] to have sex but no idea that is driven by a inherently real physical sexual function in the brain. It only those who studied biology, ...
by Peter Holmes
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 301961

Re: What could make morality objective?

A Lucubration Down the Rabbit Hole 1 We humans co-create the reality of which we are part. 2 Therefore, we humans co-create ourselves. 3 Then who creates or co-creates the 'us' (the humans) who do the co-creating? 4 It must be some sui generis thing. Ah - it must be a god. (5 Btw, why do we need to...
by Peter Holmes
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5084
Views: 301961

Re: What could make morality objective?

A Lucubration Down the Rabbit Hole 1 We humans co-create the reality of which we are part. 2 Therefore, we humans co-create ourselves. 3 Then who creates or co-creates the 'us' (the humans) who do the co-creating? 4 It must be some sui generis thing. Ah - it must be a god. (5 Btw, why do we need to...