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by prof
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 198
Views: 5293

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

The fact that The Golden Rule (when correctly understood) is completely compatible with the fresh, new paradigm for Ethics, the Hartman/Katz approach But you don't understand The Golden Rule correctly. That's your opinion. The Golden Rule is about reciprocity. If you show kindness - I will reciproc...
by prof
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Universal Basic Income plan
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Universal Basic Income plan

Those who are interested in Basic Income as a worthwhile policy which will make a dent in relieving abject poverty will want to read this article with regard to the latest news on the subject: https://www.michiganradio.org/post/tlaib-introduce-bill-she-calls-earned-income-tax-credit-steroids Also ch...
by prof
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 198
Views: 5293

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

The fact that The Golden Rule (when correctly understood) is completely compatible with the fresh, new paradigm for Ethics, the Hartman/Katz approach, shows that tradition and the latest paradigm can indeed harmonize! See Chapter 17 here: http://www.myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/HOW%20TO%20LIVE%20SUCCES...
by prof
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 198
Views: 5293

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

The Golden Rule, as I understand it, is: Treat others as you would like to be treated (unless you have Sado-masochistic tendencies); and don't do to anyone what you don't want done to yourself. "Turn the other cheek" today is known as Nonviolent Direct Action. {Less life is lost, over all, than if b...
by prof
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is the new paradigm for Ethics better than the alternatives?
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Is the new paradigm for Ethics better than the alternatives?

logic wrote: Of course, even alluding that those INVASIONS happened sure might destroy your argument. ... Sometimes, war is an absolute moral necessity. In the 3rd post in this thread I wrote: Of course, let us avoid "a foreign invasion." How? By engaging in a "Peace race" a contest we launch in whi...
by prof
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is the new paradigm for Ethics better than the alternatives?
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Is the new paradigm for Ethics better than the alternatives?

Here are the facts: Finland has not been at war for the last 74 years. Sweden and Norway have remained neutral, stayed out of war since August of 1814. The French invasion of Switzerland ended in May, 1799. I wanted a serious discussion in this thread. Instead a poster was captious and found ways to...
by prof
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is the new paradigm for Ethics better than the alternatives?
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Is the new paradigm for Ethics better than the alternatives?

Would you say that avoiding a foreign invasion is a "fine and noble cause" ? Yeah. The Bush family did a great job keeping Saudi Arabians from violating the U.S.A. on 9/11. Of course, let us avoid "a foreign invasion." How? By engaging in a "Peace race" a contest we launch in which we boldly claim:...
by prof
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is the new paradigm for Ethics better than the alternatives?
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Is the new paradigm for Ethics better than the alternatives?

Do you believe the ethical theory (proposed in THE STRUCTURE OF ETHICS essay) is better than previous ethical theories because of the applications which can be deduced from its premises? I refer to applications such as guns, war, women's rights, jobs, medical ethics, and business ethics. The booklet...
by prof
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 198
Views: 5293

Re:

henry quirk wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:33 am
'B 'Civilization is unnatural. ' -Robert E. Howard
It feels natural to me !

What say the rest of you??
by prof
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 198
Views: 5293

Re: that's the difference between us, prof...as the cannibal horde approaches...

henry quirk wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:16 pm
... I wanna burn 'em with napalm :fire:
You seem like a real nice guy, Henry. :roll: :wink:
by prof
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why does man, need a agreement?
Replies: 100
Views: 2388

Re: Why does man, need a agreement?

And can there be such a thing as ethics without a agreement? Yes, there can be. When an individual engages in self-development ...unless we want to interpret that as his/her agreeing with an ethical principle, or a previously-made commitment he made to himself to grow in morality. ...answering to o...
by prof
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why does man, need a agreement?
Replies: 100
Views: 2388

Re: Why does man, need a agreement?

Why does man, need a agreement? Animals don’t. All the evidence points to the conclusion that man is just another animal. ...an animal with a more-developed cerebral cortex, able occasionally to reason, and to imagine the future and make careful plans to enhance his/her species. Most normal people ...
by prof
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 198
Views: 5293

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

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That is why it is vital that we keep up the efforts to provide a Quality Life for one and all.

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by prof
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 198
Views: 5293

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

Hey everyone: :?: Did you know :?: that the Ultimate Goal of Ethics, according to Dr. M. C. Katz, is a Quality Life for all. What is "a Quality Life"? It is having a good character and having well-being. What is "well-being"? It’s a life rich in meaning, one full of ‘mountain-top’ experiences and wa...
by prof
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A good theory of Ethics is emerging.
Replies: 33
Views: 1347

Re: A good theory of Ethics is emerging.

Prof, I read some of the works cited. That speaks well of you. You are open-minded enough to expose yourself to new ideas. The question of "why should I be moral?" needs a more complete answer than self-interest. There needs to be a bit of logic that is really easy to remember ...[the] theory shoul...