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by prof
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: On the Is-Ought Relationship
Replies: 25
Views: 5323

Re: On the Is-Ought Relationship

The Voice of Time wrote:Prof, no reply for my first comments? O.o they were very constructive the way I see it, so no reason to ignore me :'(
Hi, Voice

Thank you for your kind words.

Good luck with you own theory of ethics and needs.

Your remarks were indeed constructive. And I appreciate them.
by prof
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: On the Is-Ought Relationship
Replies: 25
Views: 5323

Re: On the Is-Ought Relationship

mysticism with your equivocation now? trying to compare yourself to Socrates? you don't understand my dogmatic references "professor"? -Imp You're right: I don't. Good luck to you and to your dogma. There is no mysticism in my system of ethics. "Morality", as defined in this system, is a technical ...
by prof
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: On the Is-Ought Relationship
Replies: 25
Views: 5323

Re: On the Is-Ought Relationship

mysticism with your equivocation now? trying to compare yourself to Socrates? you don't understand my dogmatic references "professor"? -Imp You're right: I don't. Good luck to you and to your dogma. There is no mysticism in my system of ethics. "Morality", as defined in this system, is a technical ...
by prof
Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: On the Is-Ought Relationship
Replies: 25
Views: 5323

Re: On the Is-Ought Relationship

I am not convinced one may derive an ought from an is... besides, if one could proclaim any ought from any is, why not the one I perscribe? ...you may try to turn off the alarm clock, ... -Imp Hi, Impenitent There is a misunderstanding here of what I wrote. You say, "if one could proclaim any ought...
by prof
Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: On the Is-Ought Relationship
Replies: 25
Views: 5323

Re: On the Is-Ought Relationship

Impenitent wrote:preachers of ethical systems ought to be silenced
-Imp
:roll:


:twisted: Those preachers, those who introduce new ethical systems, and those who reinterpret things, ought to be convicted of impiety, of corrupting the youth, and ought to be forced to drink a cup of hemlock !!!
by prof
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: On the Is-Ought Relationship
Replies: 25
Views: 5323

Re: On the Is-Ought Relationship

The Voice of Time wrote:
prof wrote:Did you notice that my posts are briefer now.... :wink:
Still pretty long. But if it was shitlong to begin with then one hardly notices a little less scrolling ^^ :P
I guess you didn't notice.
by prof
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: On the Is-Ought Relationship
Replies: 25
Views: 5323

Re: On the Is-Ought Relationship

Off-Topic comment: you are a prolific writer, I must say. Opening this forum now I see your threads half-way down almost ^^ But it's good, I like that you add discussion to this otherwise more neglected forum ;) Hi Voice Thanks for your comments. Did you notice that my posts are briefer now.... :wi...
by prof
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: On the Is-Ought Relationship
Replies: 25
Views: 5323

Re: On the Is-Ought Relationship

preachers of ethical systems ought to be silenced -Imp Do you have any preachers in mind, Imp? And can you back up what you say with a good argument? Or do you just shoot first and aim afterward? Did this thread impress you as being 'preachy'?? May I inquire what have you contributed to ethical the...
by prof
Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: On the Is-Ought Relationship
Replies: 25
Views: 5323

On the Is-Ought Relationship

As you know, this is a Forum on Ethical Theory. A common understanding of what ethics is may be phrased this way: Ethics is the science of determining values in human conduct (what ought to be done.) In fact, that is the view of Dr. M. L. Mantel, a Professor Emeritus at The University of Miami. I ha...
by prof
Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is there evidence for objective morality?
Replies: 24
Views: 5669

Re: Is there evidence for objective morality?

MGL: I hope I am misunderstanding something, but if a good murderer is someone who sucessfully murders others then does this person have some kind of virtue? prof: A good murderer, one who murders efficiently, is a bad person (ethically-speaking.) One may be good under one name, in this case the wo...
by prof
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: HOW TO AVOID CORRUPTION : Why good people do bad things
Replies: 14
Views: 3305

Re: HOW TO AVOID CORRUPTION : Why good people do bad thing

my all time favorite economist, Milton Friedman ,on greed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A And it is that attitude that has led us to our present problem. I'm inclined to agree. The "greed is good" concept is indeed a cause of all kinds of ethical violations. And at a libertarian website ...
by prof
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: HOW TO AVOID CORRUPTION : Why good people do bad things
Replies: 14
Views: 3305

Re: HOW TO AVOID CORRUPTION : Why good people do bad thing

The most prevelant aspect of human nature today is greed and the downfall of many. How many of us know of, or even some of us may have, risked our security for financial greed, when it was not really necessary. Is it not morally healthier to live more simply, than to kill ourselves, with stress, si...
by prof
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: HOW TO AVOID CORRUPTION : Why good people do bad things
Replies: 14
Views: 3305

HOW TO AVOID CORRUPTION : Why good people do bad things

The latest research in the science of Moral Psychology reveals some interesting findings. We have to keep telling ourselves: “You know, friend, the first little transgression could lead to more; for it will become a habit, then a compulsion. Then it very well could become a massive ethical error. So...
by prof
Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Beautiful Simplicity of Ethical Concepts - Part I
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

Re: The Beautiful Simplicity of Ethical Concepts - Part I

...it starts in kindergarten with the bullshit 'no-blame' policy towards bullies, which really means 'blame the victim'. This is philosophy in its worst possible form. It shows no respect for victims of crime, just a nauseating and artificial sympathy for the perpetrators. 'PC on steroids' needs to...
by prof
Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Beautiful Simplicity of Ethical Concepts - Part I
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

Re: The Beautiful Simplicity of Ethical Concepts - Part I

...One consideration that may come up in Ethics is the notion ... of respect: respect for other individuals and respect for yourself. I don't want to argue about the concept; ... I will say this, though: If you respect another person you will not want to do anything that will cause him harm...[emph...