It feels natural to me !
What say the rest of you??
Are you familiar with the economic concept of externalities, and how your choices can have positive effects for you, but negative side-effects for others?
However long you have been on this Earth, surely by now you recognize that word "argument" is synonymous with the phrase "elaborate rationalization of one's biases"? This "contrarianism" you see me demonstrating is precisely that.
And so the whole "my right to swing my fist ends at another man's nose" doesn't really work. because actions have broader consequences than immediate surroundings.Finally, we must conclude that externalities are a consequence of the laws of nature, not some anomaly in a model of perfect competition. This does not, however, mean that one should not care about how his or her actions affect others.
Ethics is in the DNA, no need to view it a tranformational. either you hear it or you kill it for personal gain.prof wrote: ↑Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:23 am How can we, working cooperatively, construct a sound Ethical Theory?
For 55 years I have been thinking about how to construct better ethical theories than those with which we are familiar. By themselves, the conventional standard theories do not seem to me to have done the job. Yes, they make you think, but do they result in more ethical people? A good Ethical theory should change lives, in my humble opinion.
During this time of reflection I also did some research and, as a result have come up with this:
http://www.myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/TH ... ETHICS.pdf
I named the effort THE STRUCTURE OF ETHICS.
or, if you wish to see a preview first, read the first three pages here: https://tinyurl.com/yd6wafvm then continue on by scrolling down further.
Check it out and let me know what you think. Did I succeed in the project of creating a better ethical theory?
Can you offer an ethical theory that is superior to the one linked to above, and tell us why it is superior? I am curious to study your alternative.
You may wish to print out the document (at the above link) before you read it. Their might be something in this essay that you can use in class. If you are a student, you can teach it to the professor. If you are a mentor, or a coach, or are an instructor, you can teach it to your students
After you look the essay over, let's hear your views Okay?
actually no, Reciprocity (not the Golden Rule - the heavenly ideal) is the foundation/rule in this world.
Golden Rule is to love your enemies and turn your cheek for the next strike from the bully.