Departing the Vacuousness
Started by billy rubin, December 30, 2021, 05:15:15 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on January 01, 2022, 08:31:35 PMno, i understand your position. equal treatment and equal responsibility.but all moral systems like that rely on a system of values of some sort. if two people agree that the system applies to both of them, then you can have a relationship on that basis. anything else results in either just disagreement, or somebody getting forced.in the country of pedophiles, for example, you might spend most of your time in jail for objecting to pedophilia. child marriage is legal and acceptable in places like iran, afghanistan, india, massachusetts (12), new hampshire (13), hawaii (15) and missouri (15).you might consider it pedophilia, but there its considered normal.
Quote from: billy rubin on January 01, 2022, 01:29:32 PMthats the old utilitarian view, greatest good for the greatest number.but then is it okay to oppress a minority to make the majority better off?
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on January 18, 2022, 01:07:29 AMBut whether to silence a crying baby by killing it or reveal the location of the whole group who are trying to escape the Nazis might be a more difficult situation. If they are revealed, the Nazis would probably kill the baby along with the whole group. So there it may come down to a simple utilitarian calculation.
Quote from: billy rubin on January 21, 2022, 05:16:51 PMso the question is still there for me. in the end it doesnt matter, but what if it did?