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by prof
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 206
Views: 7623

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

The question of "constructing" an ethical system is in itself an ethical question that ends in a loop. Back up this claim with some reasons! Why is it an "ethical" question? The Golden Rule is a self-referential universal ethical system the [sic] constructs itself. Yes. And back in 2017 I devoted a...
by prof
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 206
Views: 7623

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

I often negotiate with myself: "Shall I eat that sweet stuff even though I know it's bad for the health of my teeth? Shall I care more about my teeth and gums, or shall I care more about my (possibly apparent) hunger? ...Or is that "hunger" actually "just appetite "? Sometimes I decide that it was n...
by prof
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 206
Views: 7623

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

Yes, ethics is a system.... that functions at the social, not individual scale. False. One may be ethical toward oneself. See the definition of "morality" in Chapter Three here: http://www.myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/THE%20STRUCTURE%20OF%20ETHICS.pdf It is incredibly dynamic. True. By the very defini...
by prof
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach

Maybe the following topic belongs in the Applied Ethics forum rather than here.... I came upon this newspaper article; thought it might be of interest: https://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1211/p20s01-ussc.html It tells about the Johns Hopkins University Civility project. Can any reader here give us an up...
by prof
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach

Anthropologists today find and record, in most every culture, examples of compassion, fairness, generosity. and actions that implement the Golden Rule. Cooperation, normally the ethical way to proceed, is not ethical if it is accompanied by some exploiting of outgroups seen as threats. In the recent...
by prof
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 3426

Re: one repetition serves another

"To murder is to deliberately kill a conscious individual with malice aforethought. To have malice is not to have respect. Therefore murder is wrong. ...by definition." Mebbe so, prof. Still, murder it may be: 'some folks just plainly need to be dead'. What does your philosophical analysis tell you...
by prof
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 3426

Re: why is murder wrong?

. To be wrong is to violate a moral principle. such as "have respect." [When expanded this principle reads: Have respect for yourself and for fellow members of your in-group; and continuously strive to widen your in-group.] To murder is to deliberately kill a conscious individual with malice aforeth...
by prof
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 3789

Re: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound

WE DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DEFINE THE MEANING OF 'HUMAN FRIENDLY' IN A PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE. I suggest, logik, that you or your fellow computer scientists, get access to IBM's Watson and ask it: How to maximize love, learning, joy, and thriving for humans? Then program the policy advice received from Wa...
by prof
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 3789

Re: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound

It would help if computer scientists of good will devise human-friendly programs and put them to work Here is what you deserve for this comment. A vulgar and impolite FUCK YOU. As well as a kick to the groin. You have no clue what ethics is about or how to apply it in practice. Isn't it nice that t...
by prof
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 3789

Re: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound

Why in heaven you hold me responsible for open problems still existing in AI research I can't fathom. Maybe I'll never know. Let me spell it for you in a way you can understand it: You are appealing to AI to solve our ETHICAL CHALLENGES but you are failing to address the ETHICAL CHALLENGES with AI....
by prof
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach

Let us here apply Ethics to the concept "economic system." A good economic system creates wealth. A bad economic system gives rise to poverty and permits extreme and abject poverty to exist. As I explained earlier, when discussing the HOV formula, moral value has primacy over economic value. I > E a...
by prof
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 3789

Re: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound

What I did in this thread is justify the formula: I > E > S . I demonstrated how this is true by the very definitions of those value dimensions; and by the use of either Set Theory or the Theory of Types to establish the relationship between the value dimensions. Q.E.D. :roll: ... we still have a b...
by prof
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach

Greetings, DPMartin I see that you are using the word "morals" as I use the term "moral principles." As you note by reading THE STRUCTURE OF ETHICS book, an ethical world would result by people agreeing on the vital importance of making a commitment to be ethical. That is, to value themselves as wel...
by prof
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach

Without braking out a dictionary, morals are a agreed do and don’t between two or more persons and ethics is the individual’s response to the agreement. The unethical would agree and then do otherwise the ethical would maintain the agreement as long as agreed. anything else is another effort to soc...
by prof
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 3426

Why murder is wrong

I know that murder is wrong. Do you? Some years back I wrote this. It's still relevant and true: WHY MURDER IS WRONG To be wrong is to violate a moral principle. such as "have respect." [Have respect for yourself and for fellow members of your in-group; and continuously strive to widen your in-grou...