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by tim3003
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Animal Rights and Duties?
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Animal Rights and Duties?

If you're going to ask whether animals have rights you need to understand what a 'right' is. To quote Bentham so-called rights are often 'nonsense on stilts'. A 'right' has to be enshrined in some document whose validity and acceptance is universal, ie above the viewpoint of the individual. Eg the U...
by tim3003
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is democracy so screwed in many countries?
Replies: 42
Views: 4063

Re: Why is democracy so screwed in many countries?

Because it doesnt produce the results it aspires to: I hate to sound elitist or doom-mongering, but these days elections are about clever politicians conning the uneducated and fearful people who make up the majority of any electorate into giving them their votes. We would hope elections are about t...
by tim3003
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4771
Views: 257256

Re: What could make morality objective?

Morality is about acts of right and wrong. To be more than a vague concept we have to define right and wrong. I believe evolution has defined these terms for us. As an advanced social species they necessarily involve our survival at the most basic level - that of life and death. 'Death is evil, life...