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by prof
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 13889

Re: that's the difference between us, prof...as the cannibal horde approaches...

henry quirk wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:16 pm
... I wanna burn 'em with napalm :fire:
You seem like a real nice guy, Henry. :roll: :wink:
by prof
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why does man, need a agreement?
Replies: 100
Views: 8020

Re: Why does man, need a agreement?

And can there be such a thing as ethics without a agreement? Yes, there can be. When an individual engages in self-development ...unless we want to interpret that as his/her agreeing with an ethical principle, or a previously-made commitment he made to himself to grow in morality. ...answering to o...
by prof
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why does man, need a agreement?
Replies: 100
Views: 8020

Re: Why does man, need a agreement?

Why does man, need a agreement? Animals don’t. All the evidence points to the conclusion that man is just another animal. ...an animal with a more-developed cerebral cortex, able occasionally to reason, and to imagine the future and make careful plans to enhance his/her species. Most normal people ...
by prof
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 13889

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

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That is why it is vital that we keep up the efforts to provide a Quality Life for one and all.

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by prof
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 13889

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

Hey everyone: :?: Did you know :?: that the Ultimate Goal of Ethics, according to Dr. M. C. Katz, is a Quality Life for all. What is "a Quality Life"? It is having a good character and having well-being. What is "well-being"? It’s a life rich in meaning, one full of ‘mountain-top’ experiences and wa...
by prof
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A good theory of Ethics is emerging.
Replies: 33
Views: 6868

Re: A good theory of Ethics is emerging.

Prof, I read some of the works cited. That speaks well of you. You are open-minded enough to expose yourself to new ideas. The question of "why should I be moral?" needs a more complete answer than self-interest. There needs to be a bit of logic that is really easy to remember ...[the] theory shoul...
by prof
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 13889

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: 208
Views: 13889

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: 208
Views: 13889

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: 2788

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: 2788

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: 7665

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: 7665

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: 7859

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: 7859

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...