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by prof
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Field Theory Applied to Ethics
Replies: 2
Views: 2248

Field Theory Applied to Ethics

I found this quotation from Wade Harvey at his website after I clicked on "Essays." It looks interesting to me. I'd like to know what you think about it. "Field theory originated when Michael Faraday tried to explain the observation of field lines between two poles of a magnet. Faraday said that a “...
by prof
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Key to Unlock the Door
Replies: 14
Views: 3211

Re: The Key to Unlock the Door

... In Norway university teaches extensive ethics for fields, especially health care, but there are also the standard 1-year preparation where you study the field of philosophy in general with a main focus on ethics in order to understand the consensus of how to operate in your field, be it sociolo...
by prof
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Key to Unlock the Door
Replies: 14
Views: 3211

Re: The Key to Unlock the Door

I look forward to perusing it.Cheers! G'day, Bernard. You have a good attitude, and should go far in life. Life is more about giving than getting. Unfortunately, these days most don't learn that until they are about 80. If even then. I became an expert - though far from a Master - in Draughts (here...
by prof
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Key to Unlock the Door
Replies: 14
Views: 3211

Re: The Key to Unlock the Door

I think what is critical is that we are willing to forfeit bad thinking, which may force us into ceasing certain activities that we are very attached to indeed. If a good example of good thinking is: “We receive but what we give.” then what is the value of the highly competitive nature of something...
by prof
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Beautiful Simplicity of Ethical Concepts - Part I
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

The Beautiful Simplicity of Ethical Concepts - Part I

Value - by definition - involves a match... to put it in plain language: a match between the ideal and the actual. When the actual fulfills the ideal, there is value. - [Note that when I used the vague-language phrase "the actual fulfills the ideal" I meant that there is a one-to-one correspondence ...
by prof
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Key to Unlock the Door
Replies: 14
Views: 3211

The Key to Unlock the Door

The Key to Unlock the Door – and thus make a dent in corruption, abuse, war, and revenge. I would like you to inform me if we can gain agreement on these points. We need a key to unlock the door, to overcome the barrier. In the present context, what is the door (the barrier)? It is that not enough p...
by prof
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is there evidence for objective morality?
Replies: 24
Views: 5667

Re: Is there evidence for objective morality?

Hi there, Voice You write ... "Goodness is full extrinsic value"... ...value is itself not a definable word (for instance: the number -59 is a value, ... ...you've failed to tell me which type of meaning of the word "extrinsic" you mean. ... full extrinsic value isn't always good, it's not always go...
by prof
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is there evidence for objective morality?
Replies: 24
Views: 5667

Re: Is there evidence for objective morality?

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? Thanks for a good question, MGL. Yes, there is a misunderstanding, and it is one that is common. Hartman gave it a name: The Moral Fallacy. It occ...
by prof
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is there evidence for objective morality?
Replies: 24
Views: 5667

Re: Is there evidence for objective morality?

Prof... you don't seem to justify the point ...Good is still equating good. ...what is the deal with transcendental value then? You don't know what is the end to achieve, so how can you know the value of something for which you have no expectations for? Think about the "modern virtue ethics" ...whi...
by prof
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is there evidence for objective morality?
Replies: 24
Views: 5667

Re: Is there evidence for objective morality?

Don't let him make you feel bad, Prof! I can see where you're coming from. (Although I haven't quite taken in all the fine print yet......) Greetings, Jonathan Thank you for your support. I admire your humility, and willingness to learn. You may actually be studying the necessary background reading...
by prof
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is there evidence for objective morality?
Replies: 24
Views: 5667

Re: Is there evidence for objective morality?

.... your blasphemy towards the Principia Ethica regardless of what, so I'm just gonna pretend like I don't care about the blasphemy... ...how on Earth can you know that the long-term negativity can in any way be considered a net-value loss when you DO NOT know how much value the short-term adds? H...
by prof
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is there evidence for objective morality?
Replies: 24
Views: 5667

Is there evidence for objective morality?

A student wrote: “I have read that most philosophers today accept Objective Morality. Why is that?” The following statements make sense and are reasonable to believe. They are also empirically verifiable. "Gravity is operative; it is in effect and will attract you - and anything you drop - toward th...
by prof
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Ranking of the Academic Schools of Ethics
Replies: 6
Views: 2459

A Ranking of the Academic Schools of Ethics

In the following discussion I shall argue that some traditional schools of ethics are better than others; and I shall use the meta-theory for Ethics to demonstrate my case. We need a way of justifying the view that the value of a school has a place on a hierarchy with regard to its betterness or wor...
by prof
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Natural-Logical Law of Conduct
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Re: The Natural-Logical Law of Conduct

Thanks, Lynn.

All constructive support is most welcome.


Spread the word.....

Teach it to your students. If each one teaches two, who knows how many learn about it.
by prof
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Natural-Logical Law of Conduct
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

The Natural-Logical Law of Conduct

People love a bargain ! That means they love to shop for value. Why not then aim to maximize the value in your life. One sure way of doing this is to add value to every situation in which you find yourself. Among the three basic values, Intrinsic Value (InV) =df.= [that value richest in properties, ...