Search found 11 matches

by LukeS
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Key to Unlock the Door
Replies: 14
Views: 3455

Re: The Key to Unlock the Door

I think that an education is more useful if it gives us knowledge. Is ethical knowledge possible? I think yes, we know that we value and we know what is in our interests to value (welfare, flourishing).
by LukeS
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is there evidence for objective morality?
Replies: 24
Views: 6149

Re: Is there evidence for objective morality?

I agree that it is an objective fact that we value things, and also that some things are more valuable to us than others. I do not mean "mind independent" but "whether we like it or not". Being axiologically situated is part of our existential condition. I don't think existential phenomenology is a ...
by LukeS
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: The most basic application of the discipline of Ethics
Replies: 4
Views: 2030

Re: The most basic application of the discipline of Ethics

I would agree that education is at least ethically relevant, because for me ethics is a response to a world-of-value, and education can have value. However as well as being good in itself education is instrumental, so we ought to consider what is taught. Alsongside sciences and practical crafts I fe...
by LukeS
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I am not myself
Replies: 2
Views: 1339

I am not myself

...today. I joined a new forum which is uncharacteristic. So if you are not pleased to see me, don't worry, you don't.
by LukeS
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: John Rawls, the veil of ignorance and American attitudes
Replies: 34
Views: 7780

Re: John Rawls, the veil of ignorance and American attitudes

If inequality is a non issue than that implies relative amounts of wealth are unimportant. So would anyone give me their life savings if that is believed to be true. Of course wealth matters to people, and therefore (as relative wealth determineds purchacing power power) so does inequality.
by LukeS
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can you connect these ethics terms in one paradigm?
Replies: 2
Views: 1558

Re: Can you connect these ethics terms in one paradigm?

Ideology stems from Ideals, Principles help us realise their content, Values are the conceptual basis of ideals because they inform us of the worth or preferability of a state of affairs, Virtues are personality traits that enable us to know true values and form related ideals and principles, Vices ...
by LukeS
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What is Ethics?
Replies: 14
Views: 4736

Re: What is Ethics?

I have a question about intrinsic value. Is it generally conceiived as a binary (on or off, black or white) quality, or a fuzzy one (coming in percentages or degrees)?
by LukeS
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The universal aim of ethics
Replies: 28
Views: 11497

Re: The universal aim of ethics

Nick_A wrote:Who has a higher quality of life than a dictator surrounded by obedient slaves who satisfy all the needs of the dictator? There is simply no intellectual reason to deny this ethical goal of self serving supremacy
What goes around comes around? Culture is shared.
by LukeS
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The universal aim of ethics
Replies: 28
Views: 11497

Re: The universal aim of ethics

I agree that well being is good. That seems almost to be true by definition.
by LukeS
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: the Good
Replies: 4
Views: 2370

Re: the Good

good is whatever the strong says it is... -Imp This may be the case, but it is not necessarily true. What is true is theat in some sense the strong or powerful may have more influence over what is regarded as good. But to say therefore it is good sounds like making goodness claims performative utte...
by LukeS
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: the Good
Replies: 4
Views: 2370

Re: the Good

I believe a good is anything with positive value. A bad thing has negative value. Eg something with instrumental value is good if we need to use it, like a spoon being handy when we eat soup. Or something can have educational value, and if we are in dneed of educating, it is a "good thing". The valu...