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by FlashDangerpants
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: An axiomatic approach to living well and better relationships
Replies: 23
Views: 2571

Re: An axiomatic approach to living well and better relationships

I'm not terribly interested in the dilemma caused by the rise of the robots. It might result in Keynes' 15 hour working week (see Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren ); or it may have the more usual effect of freeing up labour which results in new desires and undreamed of jobs (see the agri...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: An axiomatic approach to living well and better relationships
Replies: 23
Views: 2571

Re: An axiomatic approach to living well and better relationships

The federal government will eventually (to avoid rebellion) have to provide some Basic Minimum Annual Income. I put forth the notion -- without any backtracking -- that it is better if the government allows folks to apply for work that the individual himself would create, and the money would be pai...
by FlashDangerpants
Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: An axiomatic approach to living well and better relationships
Replies: 23
Views: 2571

Re: An axiomatic approach to living well and better relationships

My concern with your theory from the start was that it contains only empty tautologies. You shouldn't backtrack too hard now that it has been used to propose an actual answer to an ethical question. What you went with originally said "setting up agencies that in an organized manner will ask all appl...
by FlashDangerpants
Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: An axiomatic approach to living well and better relationships
Replies: 23
Views: 2571

Re: An axiomatic approach to living well and better relationships

It also points to this Applied Ethics concept: Now that robots programmed with Generalized Artificial Intelligence are - or will soon be - taking over, and doing all the jobs, a better solution than A Minimum Basic Guaranteed Annual Income grant for everyone will be [- if we could ever elect a Cong...
by FlashDangerpants
Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Does randomness mean free will?
Replies: 8
Views: 992

Re: Does randomness mean free will?

If two different phenomena both achieve the same outcome, that doesn't imply they are identical. It may simply mean there are two, or more, unrelated ways to get unpredictability.
by FlashDangerpants
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Disruption By Mob Action
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: Disruption By Mob Action

It's not smart to post email addresses in the raw on a Google facing forum.

Or are you maliciously disrupting these people's business by giving out their details so every 'Cheap Viagra' and 'Russian Brides' salesman on the internet can flood their inboxes?
by FlashDangerpants
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: An axiomatic approach to living well and better relationships
Replies: 23
Views: 2571

Re: An axiomatic approach to living well and better relationships

Their is some kind of misunderstanding here. This is not for people who need "ur assistance to make the link between being good and making things better." This is for how good people can become even more so, and be more effective, by teaching values, especially ethical values, to the new upcoming g...
by FlashDangerpants
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: An axiomatic approach to living well and better relationships
Replies: 23
Views: 2571

Re: An axiomatic approach to living well and better relationships

3) When Axiom (I) is put into imperative form it reads: [If you want to be ethical, you will] make things better !! Then what follows from that is [This includes]: Make yourself better :!: - For more details, see http://forum.philosophynow.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13302 I cannot agree that everyone ...
by FlashDangerpants
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Shishkebab releases a new recruitment video
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: Shishkebab releases a new recruitment video

a person that spends millions to get a job that pays 1/10th of what they spent to get the job is never, never going to be worth trusting. In economics, if you forgo a benefit that you could have had, this is deemed an opportunity cost. If a hedge fund manager leaves a million pound a year job to ta...
by FlashDangerpants
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

Hello

Hi I am new too.
I did about half a BA in Philosophy once. I sort of hurt my head.
Mostly interested in ethics and political theory.
Looking at philosophy of economics next.
by FlashDangerpants
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: An axiomatic approach to living well and better relationships
Replies: 23
Views: 2571

Re: An axiomatic approach to living well and better relationships

tell us your impressions of it as a body of related concepts. It needs a lot of refinement before we could describe them as a set of related concepts, let alone a 'new paradigm for ethical theory'. It starts with a bumper sticker, and then moves on to a series of axioms and theorems that don't foll...