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by prof
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?
Replies: 32
Views: 6514

Re: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?

... actually ask your self by what rubric can you measure moral 'value'? Things can be logically true and utterly false Earlier in this thread Chaz said it would make no difference if he and I (and the other members of this Forum) agreed on specific values and moral principles because others in the...
by prof
Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?
Replies: 32
Views: 6514

Re: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?

I never claimed that Ethics was about counting beans, nor counting anything. Members have heard enough ignorance about Axiological Ethics from those who have no background in the field nor in how it has progressed. I wanted to learn of another ethical theory; instead the response was: " Whatever it ...
by prof
Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?
Replies: 32
Views: 6514

Re: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?

...my constructive criticism is to reject your pseudo-logical gibberish and think about what ethics is all about. Is that your idea of a constructive contribution?? I take it we can't agree on these three points offered at the outset in this thread. Is it possible that what you call "gibberish" is ...
by prof
Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?
Replies: 32
Views: 6514

Re: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?

I once said to a buddy of mine, "I have an idea !" and he retorted, "That's dangerous !!" He was being witty. :D There are some though who are dead serious when they ridicule (and fear) new ideas. Spinoza faced it. They did not erect a monument to this idea man until 300 years after he was dead. Cri...
by prof
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?
Replies: 32
Views: 6514

Re: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?

chaz wyman wrote:. As you can see - you have so many responses to your idiotic attempt to mathematise morality, and you think you've 'made a start"?.
I think we are done here.
What's wrong with making responses at a Forum?

You may be done, but I am just getting started :!: :!:
by prof
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?
Replies: 32
Views: 6514

Re: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?

Chaz writes: "Nothing would change the fact that other people with as much justification will think another way." Really? ....With as much justification???? I hardly think so. Yes, Ethics is an art. But what is "art"? It is applied science. Every work of art employs materials and techniques that are...
by prof
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What is Ethics?
Replies: 14
Views: 4371

Re: What is Ethics?

This is tall order which I suspect my time and capabilities will be unable to match. However, perhaps I could start by making a bash with a few simple premises: ...7) Our moral decisions therefore are determined by considering the consequences of our actions in regard to which they respect the goal...
by prof
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?
Replies: 32
Views: 6514

Re: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?

...There is a reason why this so-called "college course" is not affiliated to a University. It is idiotic - the work of a sociopath. Why don't you tell us what you really think , Chaz? It appears that maybe you haven't yet learned to use "words that heal" instead of name-calling - as is recommended...
by prof
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What is Ethics?
Replies: 14
Views: 4371

Re: What is Ethics?

1)... there could be many different synthesised systems to choose from. Could be. 3) What criteria would be used to determine which synthesis is the correct one? The one that explains the most with the least is the elegant one, and is the one that I would select ...for its beauty, if no other reaso...
by prof
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What is Ethics?
Replies: 14
Views: 4371

Re: What is Ethics?

We don't have to choose between them since a good ethical theory will be a synthesis of both - plus deontoloty, plus Zen ethics, Buddhist ethics, Shinto ethics, Peter Singer's ethics, ancient Chinese ethics, phenomenological ethics, etc., etc. Many strands of ethical thought will be woven into the b...
by prof
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?
Replies: 32
Views: 6514

Re: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?

Hi there, Chaz Wyman You miss the point of what I'm working on. You speak of 'absolutes' and 'imposing the moral right' as war-makers and empires have attempted to do. This shows that you have not read my essays for which links have been offered, and are thus speaking blindly as to my program. Until...
by prof
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?
Replies: 32
Views: 6514

Re: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?

1) The only way to be wisely selfish is to care about others. It is ethical to give others some consideration. You have not defined what you mean by 'wisely selfish' No, I haven't - you're right. However I did define the concept "selfish" in an entire chapter in Katz - ETHICS: A College Course, whi...
by prof
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can we possibly agree on any of these points?
Replies: 32
Views: 6514

Can we possibly agree on any of these points?

1) The only way to be wisely selfish is to care about others. It is ethical to give others some consideration. 2) One ethical goal worth our while may be to build a global civilization where the most number of people will flourish. 3) There are moral truths. Reasoning with regard to point (3) is thi...
by prof
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: ENDS AND MEANS
Replies: 14
Views: 3225

Re: ENDS AND MEANS

I don't think it's as blunt as that today Prof. I think medals are given more for heroic situations and not like a kill-counter on some FPS game. Yes, Voice, you are right. Thanks for the correction. My system of Ethics honors heroes and heroism. JUST WAR THEORY Philosophers have established that t...
by prof
Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: ENDS AND MEANS
Replies: 14
Views: 3225

Re: ENDS AND MEANS

We can't expect people to act rationally in a war situation. The whole business is crazy from an ethical point of view. War is defined as: Organized mass-murder in the name of a noble (good-sounding) cause . The causes cited in previous wars were Freedom, Unity, Socialism, Democracy, Police Action, ...