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by prof
Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: I got pregnant from Rape
Replies: 28
Views: 6211

Re: I got pregnant from Rape

... Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, Republican -Mo., created a stir when he said, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” ... Not you, reasonvemotion ---- but any reader of this: If you live in the U.S.A. you may be a Republican if you believe: *...
by prof
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What is Ethics?
Replies: 14
Views: 4366

Re: What is Ethics?

Iintrinsic valuation connotes involvement, deep interest, commitment, unity, etc. It is (in theory and practice) a continuum between the valuer and what s/he is valuing. It is very close to what Husserl called 'Intentionality.' So it is not on/off. That is characteristic of Systemic Value. I-Value i...
by prof
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: STEPS TO VALUE CREATION
Replies: 0
Views: 1931

STEPS TO VALUE CREATION

QUESTION: Do you have all the quality of life that you want? If the answer is “Yes,” my response is: “You’re happy?! Good luck to you.” If your answer is “No” or “Not yet,” I say, “Would you like to gain more value in your life?” If you would like that, you can do it. You have to create it. There is...
by prof
Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Key to Unlock the Door
Replies: 14
Views: 3212

Re: The Key to Unlock the Door

Just curious, but what would be something you would teach a young student to teach her this "ethical knowledge"? Did you study LIVING THE GOOD LIFE http://tinyurl.com/28mtn56 Did you examine the four-part gook A UNIFIED THEORY OF ETHICS - http://tinyurl.com/27pzhbf :arrow: At the end of Katz - ASPE...
by prof
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The concept "Justice" defined and analyzed
Replies: 5
Views: 6589

Re: The concept "Justice" defined and analyzed

... The highest form of justice is reconciliation or rehabilitation. [Vengeance is the lowest form.] To sum it all up, someone who cares, who has self-respect and enough sense to respect others, would focus upon the facilitating institutions and social arrangements so that human beings are not plac...
by prof
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The concept "Justice" defined and analyzed
Replies: 5
Views: 6589

The concept "Justice" defined and analyzed

What is justice? I will offer my analysis here, and then I want to know what you think about it. Perhaps most Forum members can agree with me that justice is relevant to ethics , that the two concepts are closely related, that “morality without justice is blind, ” to paraphrase what Kant said on ano...
by prof
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: The most basic application of the discipline of Ethics
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

Re: The most basic application of the discipline of Ethics

Thank you, Voice of Time, for your very-constructive contribution to the topic. You are right on point ! Spot on. The United States could learn so much from Norway if we were not so ethnocentric at times. Forum members may consider getting in touch with the Dept. of Education, Secretary Arnie Duncan...
by prof
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is there evidence for objective morality?
Replies: 24
Views: 5669

Re: Is there evidence for objective morality?

This is what I take you to be saying: 1) The fundamental moral nature of a human being is a disposition to be good. 2) This property essentially defines the "functional" nature of a human being, such that a perfectly functioning individual is a compassionate empathetic one. 3) Thus a good person is...
by prof
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: The most basic application of the discipline of Ethics
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

The most basic application of the discipline of Ethics

One of the most basic applications of theoretical Ethics - if not the most important of all - is Education ; Life Coaching {adult education}; and Therapy {remedial education.} If I claim that today we need to improve education , and provide more of it, this does not meet with controversy – especiall...
by prof
Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Key to Unlock the Door
Replies: 14
Views: 3212

Re: The Key to Unlock the Door

I offered the link to the video for all Forum members to peruse. This topic -- Ethical Theory -- is to me about constructing an improved theory for ethics. It is not just about one individual. Bernard You have an excellent sense of humor :!: :D That is admirable! Thanks for giving us a good laugh (...
by prof
Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:23 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What do people yearn for today?
Replies: 0
Views: 2766

What do people yearn for today?

I’d really like to read your comments on this new approach to the ethical life. I am not claiming they are conscious of it, yet today people are hungry ... but they don't know what they are hungry for. However, when they see it, they want it! When they learn about continuous value creation, they kno...
by prof
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is there evidence for objective morality?
Replies: 24
Views: 5669

Re: Is there evidence for objective morality?

... Here is a link to the booklet: http://tinyurl.com/27pzhbf See especially what Kay says on page 6, and what Mark says on pages 19-21. Thanks for you response but ... left me none the wiser... Kay: You are moral\a good person if: a) you live up to\match your ideal self-image AND b) your ideal sel...
by prof
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Field Theory Applied to Ethics
Replies: 2
Views: 2249

Re: Field Theory Applied to Ethics

Please apply field theory to the conduct of Rep. Gauthier. http://forum.philosophynow.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9492 Is his conduct good or bad, right or wrong? Vote the congressman out, the next time he is up for re-election. Would he have been doing the people's business even if he did attend every...
by prof
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:45 pm
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 Aug 23, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is there evidence for objective morality?
Replies: 24
Views: 5669

Re: Is there evidence for objective morality?

when I try to find the "Axiology as Science"-article I get an error-message: ...I'll read it, but you'll have to give me a working link. ...Hartman has inspired me a lot ...because of his generally logical approach . This link should work in getting you to the article: http://hartmaninstitute.org/P...