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by prof
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 14105

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

However, if any computer or any person is seen as an 'authority', then what you are proposing here on this page will just collapse. What was actually written in the book is this: With the aid of social media this computer’s noncontroversial output will be widely publicized by all sorts of media. If...
by prof
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:48 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

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. To reject sets, and/or the mapping of them into one another, is to reject a goodly portion of Mathematics, and financial calculations too. To c...
by prof
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:36 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

Logik wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:55 pm
That is precisely how life works.
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Thanks for the compliment.
by prof
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:20 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

I value that shop-owner, as well as I value you, higher than I value a piece of cloth. Yet I value that piece of cloth higher than all the unsubstantiated opinions in this world, more than all the dogma that tells me "It's a black-or-white choice; it's got to be this or that!" when I see the colors ...
by prof
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:46 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

Don't see where it's so helpful to substitute the concept "preference" and/or the concept "level of satisfaction" for the concept "value." The economist seems to be offering two choices to a "consumer" and asking: "Which of these two do you prefer the most?" Life is not like that. For instance, how ...
by prof
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How and why the Hierarchy of Value formula is sound
Replies: 106
Views: 7966

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. This thread also is in keeping with Kant's book, Logik, written earlier, but translated into English in 1800, a book in which he introduces three basic kinds of concepts: the construct, t...
by prof
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 14105

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

If you are going to tell people "we would ' strive ' ", then that is NOT some thing most people WANT to do. People have to WANT to do some thing before they will do it. Telling people to strive to minimize chaos, misery, destitution and avoid suffering is to tell people to strive/try their hardest ...
by prof
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 14105

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

Greetings, Age Thank you for starting to read the book. And thank you for your intelligent contributions to the discussion. As you learned, I am opposed to Individualism, and to Rankism. I argue in favor of individuality, solidarity, teamwork, self-respect and respect of others. I personally feel at...
by prof
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 14105

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

Imagine if you will Robinson Crusoe never having met Man Friday , he would have no need for empathy unless he developed empathy towards the fishes and dolphins.empathy is a social skill. The above strikes me as a sort of paraphrase of what is found - in the 5th and 6th paragraphs of page 10 - alrea...
by prof
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 14105

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

The only framework that has had anything resembling of success in quantifying human values and choices is economics. What was just said above is not true. Formal Axiology measures values ...values such as "importance." See the entry on "Value Science" in Wikipedia. See the endnotes in M. C. Katz - ...
by prof
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 14105

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

"Society" is a concept abstracted from real individual people. Even "a group of people" is real. You can touch, see, hear, and maybe smell them. "The state", unzer "Hiemat", "our homeland," "society," are all just concepts in the mind. So also is "unicorn," "hyper-space," "tooth fairy," "Santa." By ...
by prof
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 14105

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

Yes, I want us to connect, to form communities, and eventually to identify with our species as all one family. we are essentially social creatures, and that we achieve our greatest aspirations when we work together —not as selfish or isolated individuals. However, I do not agree that the individual ...
by prof
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 14105

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

:roll: Maybe you two guys should start your own new thread. It feels like you are hijacking this one.... In the first post I asked: Did I succeed in the project of creating a better ethical theory? There might be something in this essay that you can use in class. If you are a student, you can teach ...
by prof
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 14105

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

. Age writes: "Why not just live by the one lore of; Do not abuse any thing? Could one be living any more ethically than that?" Yes, one could . By living by what I wrote earlier - and in the most-recent post above - one would be living more ethically than just avoiding a negative concept. In each s...
by prof
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?
Replies: 208
Views: 14105

Re: How construct a sound Ethical Theory?

As those who have read the proposed new paradigm for Ethics found in THE STRUCTURE OF ETHICS book know, the Ethical Theory it sets forth is not oriented around the concept "action." Nor "course of action" either. Nor "consequences either;" for how does one measure a "consequence," where it starts an...