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by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What is a right action?
Replies: 197
Views: 2014

Re: What is a right action?

What is the moral principle that enables you to derive the right action in any instance? Btw, morality-proper is not about deciding what is morally right before taking the actions. One can deliberate what right action to take, but that is not morality-proper. Morality-proper is about developing one...
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 1530
Views: 51790

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

No, I don't at all think that this implies a lack of credibility. If we're talking about stuff that only exists as personal opinions, beliefs, feelings, etc. then that's no knock against that stuff. That's simply a fact about it. It's the nature of the stuff in question. Whatever are personal opini...
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Mind is a Physical Thing
Replies: 4
Views: 59

The Mind is a Physical Thing

Lately there were controversies on whether the mind is physical or not. What is Mind? The mind is the set of faculties including cognitive aspects such as consciousness, imagination, perception, thinking, intelligence, judgement, language and memory, as well as noncognitive aspects such as emotion a...
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Bastardized Definition of 'Objectivity' and 'Mind'
Replies: 9
Views: 85

Re: The Bastardized Definition of 'Objectivity' and 'Mind'

What empirical evidence do you have for the existence of any so-called non-physical or abstract thing? You missed my point from the above, i.e.; The embodied mind thesis challenges other theories, such as cognitivism, computationalism, and Cartesian dualism .[1][2] It is closely related to the exte...
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Striving to Survive with Well-Being is an Opinion?
Replies: 250
Views: 1996

Re: The Striving to Survive with Well-Being is an Opinion?

This is not a practical answer. No one could take this answer and understand where your all encompassing moral algorithm stood on this matter. It looks like your moral system is not fit for purpose. Why not practical? It is a fact there are no more Samurai Bushido in modern Japan. The tradition som...
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Striving to Survive with Well-Being is an Opinion?
Replies: 250
Views: 1996

Re: The Striving to Survive with Well-Being is an Opinion?

Sculptor wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:00 pm Then you system is bollocks.
There you go again, merely brushing off without justification which exposes your low intellectual integrity.
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Striving to Survive with Well-Being is an Opinion?
Replies: 250
Views: 1996

Re: The Striving to Survive with Well-Being is an Opinion?

Terrapin Station wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:40 pm To get to peer review, there have to be peers, right?
Obviously, so?
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Striving to Survive with Well-Being is an Opinion?
Replies: 250
Views: 1996

Re: The Striving to Survive with Well-Being is an Opinion?

This is not a practical answer. No one could take this answer and understand where your all encompassing moral algorithm stood on this matter. It looks like your moral system is not fit for purpose. Why not practical? It is a fact there are no more Samurai Bushido in modern Japan. The tradition som...
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Moral Drive = Moral Ought
Replies: 25
Views: 161

Re: Moral Drive = Moral Ought

You're still not even understanding what the issue is. The issue is that if we have a fact, such as "Joe shot Pete and killed him," that fact does not imply any normative or moral maxim/edict/whatever you want to call it. Address to me? You are still not even understanding my perspective to the mor...
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Moral Drive = Moral Ought
Replies: 25
Views: 161

Re: Moral Drive = Moral Ought

Different term - 'moral drive' - same old claptrap. Factual premise: all normal humans have a moral drive to do X (behave in certain ways). Moral conclusions: humans ought to do X; X is morally right. Analogous fallacy: Factual premise: all normal humans have a sex drive. Moral conclusion: humans o...
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Things-in-Themselves Exist as Real?
Replies: 84
Views: 809

Re: Things-in-Themselves Exist as Real?

A simple point is a thing in itself. The simple point is there is no a point-in-itself. The point is there is no thing-in-itself that exists absolutely independent from the human conditions. As such, the extreme contention is, there are no pre-existing moon, sun or stars before there were humans. T...
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Things-in-Themselves Exist as Real?
Replies: 84
Views: 809

Re: Things-in-Themselves Exist as Real?

Wow, this is actually very interesting to me. So you "reify" other people that appear mentally to you because it causes you literal pain if you don't do that? Where did I say that?? Note this just in case you are not familiar with it [Bundle Theory], which is relevant to support the theory there is...
by Veritas Aequitas
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Boxing match: Kant vs Wittgenstein
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Boxing match: Kant vs Wittgenstein

Here is a point where Wittgenstein understood Kant CI as not generating rules and duties that are to be imposed on individuals. With this view clearly stated, Wisnewski invites us to rethink the history of ethics. He offers us insightful readings of Kant's and Mill's moral philosophies. He argues th...
by Veritas Aequitas
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Boxing match: Kant vs Wittgenstein
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Boxing match: Kant vs Wittgenstein

Point is Kant's Categorical Imperative No. 1 "Act only .." sounds/reads as if it is a 'rule' to be imposed on the individuals. But Kant's Categorical Imperatives are to be used as merely moral standards and guides within a moral FSK for the purpose of driving moral progress. If Wittgenstein's 'rule'...
by Veritas Aequitas
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Things-in-Themselves Exist as Real?
Replies: 84
Views: 809

Re: Things-in-Themselves Exist as Real?

No a thing in itself is that which repeats as a point of change to some other phenomenon. Your above are merely words and statements. Prove your thing-in-itself exists as real? A simple point is a thing in itself. The simple point is there is no a point-in-itself. The point is there is no thing-in-...