Background (not looking to get into the weeds on this; just clarifying my viewpoint): Is seems to me that the concept of a moral force or law is not really empirically supported. That is, statements ...
Please help me get a better grasp on this topic. Roughly, it seems that deontological ethics are grounded in consequences of following roles while virtue ethics are grounded in consequences of acting ...
Is his kind of utilitarianism not so "cut and dry" as can be labeled as one? Just the same as, "The lines of distinction between metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics are often blurry" ...
Has/can moral relativism be refuted and what are its implications for a true and useful ethical calculus?
It seems that the existence of moral relativism undermines the entire enterprise of ethics, as it devolves into a bunch of, albeit very smart, people abstractly formulating what is ultimately just a ...
If one is a consequentialist, one at least implicitly makes decisions based on how good or bad the consequences are. As such, you must implicitly have a function f that maps from the set of ...
Thought Experiment: A nuclear missile is heading towards one of two major cities. An agent -- let us a say a government official -- is faced with the following two options. (1) Deflect the missile ...
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