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Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
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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: 7932

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: 7932

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: 7932

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: 208
Views: 14018

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...
by prof
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 14018

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

.... I just read the rest of this paragraph, which answers my two clarifying questions here. Make things better! I use the term Make Life Better, which roughly translates to exactly what you say here. the phrase 'make Life better' infers for EVERY one and not just some. ... so that it sweeps in as ...
by prof
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 7932

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

Examples of I-value are: life, love, liberty ... empathy, and compassion. I-value is also very important when it comes to defining "Ethics." Ethics is a perspective. It arises when an individual is II-valued or a group of individuals are I-valued. That is the definition of Ethics in the structural ...
by prof
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 7932

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

I agree with Logik that putting in restraints in learning computers so as to insure that they do the least possible harm to human beings is a problem for humanity. It is urgent that programmers acquire a sense of Ethics, and continue to develop and practice their moral sense. Once in a while some pe...
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Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 7932

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

I never discussed GAI in my book, a book which was devoted to spelling out the structure of Ethics. As I said in a recent post, I did discuss AI to the extent that I offered a quotation on the topic. [GAI is Generalized Artificial Intelligence. No one yet knows how to build a GAI machine.] Whether t...
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 7932

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

Here is glimpse of the book. It is The Table of Contents. Preface 3 Introduction 4 Chapter One: What is Structure? 5 Chapter Two: What is Ethics? 9 Chapter Three: What is Morality? 23 Chapter Four: Law, policy, and Ethical Decisions 41 Chapter Five: What is an Ethical Business? 70
by prof
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 7932

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In the STRUCTURE book I claimed that a super-computer programmed with a "rule engine" could take a suvey and discard incompatible results to arrive at a common denominator of agreement. The size of the consensus pool would matter relative to the size of the over-all sample. Also, in another part of ...
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Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 7932

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

In a spirit of cooperation with Flash Dangerpants, I am taking a suggestion he offered to initiate a new thread. why not just make your position clear in new words? That is what I just did. [The books talks about what Ethics is, and how the new paradigm for Ethics defines what Morality is; and also...
by prof
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 7932

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

I did NOT use Kant as a foundation of the Hartman/Katz Ethical Theory which is explicated in The Structure of Ethics book, q.v. http://www.myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/THE%20STRUCTURE%20OF%20ETHICS.pdf You write: set morality as grounded in an inherent relativism that reflects within the divergence of ...
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 7932

Re: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound https://forum.philosophynow.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=26137

When one makes change at the register of the market, or decides how much the bill comes to, one is employing Set Theory, namely, Associative Linear Algebra. One can use Type theory. Homotopy. To reject sets, and/or the mapping of them into one another, is to reject a goodly portion of Mathematics, ...
by prof
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 14018

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

Thanks for looking at the content of the book, Age. At least you, doing what felt naturally right to you, had the courage and the trust to click on a link I offered to see what you could learn. And in fact it gave you the opportunity to express your own views on ethics, and teach me, a Professor of ...