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by prof
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 382
Views: 9947

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

It's true because everybody holds the same opinion about it. That's the foundation of scientific "truth". Greetings, Skepdick Thanks for bringing out this point. It is the position I hold also. Belinda understands it too. Anything believed to be a fact is believed by a human being. Facts are object...
by prof
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 382
Views: 9947

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

It's true because everybody holds the same opinion about it. That's the foundation of scientific "truth". Greetings, Skepdick Thanks for bringing out this point. It is the position I hold also. Belinda understands it too. Anything believed to be a fact is believed by a human being. Facts are object...
by prof
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 382
Views: 9947

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

According to the Unified Theory of Ethics - which was inspired originally by Robert S. Hartman, and carried further by M. C. Katz - the more an individual complies with the highest ideals he or she can imagine, the more moral he or she is. These highest ideals are moral principles. And the more mor...
by prof
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 382
Views: 9947

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

According to the Unified Theory of Ethics - which was inspired originally by Robert S. Hartman, and carried further by M. C. Katz - the more an individual complies with the highest ideals he or she can imagine, the more moral he or she is. These highest ideals are moral principles. And the more mora...
by prof
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 8100

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

At the end of my last post I spoke of "my thinking." It would be proper to give readers a larger sample of my way of thinking - a piece of writing relevant to the Forum topic: Ethical Theory. Here is a safe-to-open, free-of-charge link to it: THE STRUCTURE OF ETHICS (2019) http://www.myqol.com/wadeh...
by prof
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 8100

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

Don't. Focus on learning how to accurately record and observe instead. Then and only then is it possible to construct a sound ethical theory. Ethics is based on perception. https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/Tradecraft%20Primer-apr...
by prof
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 8100

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: 551

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: 208
Views: 8100

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: 208
Views: 8100

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: 10
Views: 693

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: 10
Views: 693

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: 10
Views: 693

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: 10
Views: 693

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: 208
Views: 8100

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??