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by prof
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 3482

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: 3840

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: 532

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: 3840

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: 3840

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: 532

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: 3840

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: 3840

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: 3840

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: 3840

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...
by prof
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 3840

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

The topic is setting priorities. The Hierarchy of Value formula (the HOV) aids us in doing that. For example: Intrinsic Value: To be. Extrinsic Value: To do. Systemic Value: To have [money, stocks, bonds, credits, interest, or any constituent of a financial system .] Thus it follows that in order to...
by prof
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 3840

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

continuing the essay.... To do something efficiently is to do it with the least cost of time, energy, money, and material. To do something effectively is to put people first and foremost; things and stuff next; and systems, opinions, dogma, and creeds last. (To say that systems have least value is n...
by prof
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 3840

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

to continue that paper, here is part two.... What is needed for a QL is kindness plus for each of us to commit to moral improvement throughout all of our life. The premiss we Life Counsellors start with is: Make things better! This is the axiom for human development.1 __________ 1) See Marvin Katz –...
by prof
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 3840

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

As most of you know, Ethics pertains to kindness and consideration, to making things better, to helpfulness, assuming responsibility, and to cooperation. Here is part one of an essay I scribbled off recently, offered here for your interest and enjoyment: ----------- KINDNESS IS NOT ENOUGH !---------...
by prof
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 207
Views: 7744

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

You get it ! And although you've only studied the content of THE STRUCTURE book up to page 15, you expose the false-to-fact assertion by trolls that no one here at this Forum ever reads my books, nor shows any interest in what I have to say. The hard question is: HOW? This is the on-going project w...