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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: 7966

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: 2797

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: 7966

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: 2797

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: 2797

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: 7783

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...
by prof
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 7966

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

Murder is wrong. Not because <descriptive argument> but because prescriptive reasons. By the authority vested in our sheer numbers - we will lock you up! Or if we are less than civilized - we might even sentence you to death. Morality is a sub-branch of Ethics concerned with how many Moral Principl...
by prof
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach
Replies: 9
Views: 2797

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

Ethics is the system by which we classify human choices into the categories of "right" and "wrong". To the question of "What is Ethics? "more than that we cannot say. The question of "How does the system of ethics work?" - that requires VOLUMES. It could well be true that more than that the one who...
by prof
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 7966

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

Logik asks: Where does loving, passionate and self-gratifying murder come on the scale? Loving comes in at the top of the scale It is symbolized in the Calculus as: I to the I power. This symbol has the cardinality: Aleph-one to the aleph-one. Self-gratifying - or other kinds of - murder come in at ...
by prof
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 7966

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

"Hate" may be understood as: "frustrated love." Frustration, most would agree, has a negative aspect to it; therefore a minus sign must enter into the logic symbol that depicts this situation.... The same applies to passionate jealousy. Where does loving, passionate and self-gratifying murder come ...
by prof
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach
Replies: 9
Views: 2797

What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach

In the new paradigm offered by Dr. M. C. Katz, based on the prior work by Dr. R. S. Hartman, the term 'Ethics' is given a novel meaning, though fortuitously, it may turn out to resemble in the end much of what others mean by the word. Here is an exposition of the new paradigm for the theory of ethic...
by prof
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 7966

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

The formula that depicts this HOV is this: I > E > S . { Alternatively, it may be written this way: S< E < I .} " > " here means "is more valuable than" or "is better than" or "takes priority over." Well that's a bit weird, because the language you use to base that claim only works if it just means...
by prof
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 7966

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

In order to assist readers better to understand the topic of this thread - which is the Hierarchy of Values, the HOV - the following may help: The formula that depicts this HOV is this: I > E > S . { Alternatively, it may be written this way: S< E < I .} " > " here means "is more valuable than" or "...
by prof
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 7966

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

Greetings, Eodnhoj7

Thank you.

It is nice when individuals can arrive at an agreement!

You are a fine role model in that respect.
by prof
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 7966

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

My utility function is that which I spend most of my time doing. ...Preferences can be measured as actual choices between options. Preferences, of course, are values, one category of values. Robert Hartman's friend, Nick Rescher, wrote a book offering a logic of preferences. It is a tiny book and i...