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Would it be moral for Danish resitance in WW2 to kill collaborators?

Denmark in World War 2 surrendered in a day because it was small compared to Germany and it had no tank battalions, no air force to speak of, and an insignificant navy with no submarines. Military ...
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Implementing stoicism in daily life

That's indeed a famous quotation. It didn't work for me either, in isolation. But there's another tool that might help: compassion. From WP: Compassion is sensitivity to the emotional aspects of the ...
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How to save oneself from this particular angst?

Q: How to save myself from this angst? A: Be consistent with your assumptions. In more detail Not just the literal assumption: Assuming that life is unique to planet earth But also more ...
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How to save oneself from this particular angst?

I agree with you: Now it is true that the civilization as a whole […], although a big complex system, does not possess a centralized information processing unit to direct it's own actions, in the ...
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Most Widely Held Theories of How "Moral Sense" Arises in a Culture

common sense (which I define as ethical rules of thumb) I am not sure how you come to take the expression "ethical rules of thumb" as a clarification of the expression "common sense&...
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Are Good and Evil relative or absolute?

You're not going to get a unified answer here -- this is a philosophy site after all ;) My perspective is that for the most part, "good" and "evil" are absolute for all practical ...
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In moral philosophy, how do researchers perceive what is right and wrong (and why)? (For humanity, as a whole)

The most common idea is called Common Sense Convergence. Although there are variations, in general humans tend to move towards, adopt, favor, defend and justify things that work for them and feel ...
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In moral philosophy, how do researchers perceive what is right and wrong (and why)? (For humanity, as a whole)

It is impossible to answer this question without identifying the subject of this qualification (right or wrong). A human individual or a group of human individuals History of humanity as a whole ...
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Are Good and Evil relative or absolute?

Good and evil are relative, culturally dependent concepts that are reflective of which behaviors have been evolutionarily beneficial for those cultures and societies to encourage and discourage over ...
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In moral philosophy, how do researchers perceive what is right and wrong (and why)? (For humanity, as a whole)

"What is the most common idea behind right and wrong across all religions, philosophers, and beliefs?" There isn't one. There is a huge variation. This is the central question of what is ...
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AI and ethics, how far can we go?

"How different is it from just googling stuff and then using it in an argument? Is it ethical?" Depends on whether you understand and can verify the truth/validity/relevance of the material ...
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AI and ethics, how far can we go?

I mean that depends on what you see as the goal and purpose of the discussion. Like Scott Rowe, already gave you an example: Taking the path as the goal. Arguing that one aim of philosophy could be an ...
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What role should victims have in determining punishment for crimes?

To cause equal suffering is a naive goal, since it would require suffering be assessed and inflicted with an unattainable degree of objectivity and uniformity. Suffering is personal and subjective- ...
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How to save oneself from this particular angst?

It is the eminent Ray Kurzweil who has formulated the Law of Accelerated Returns: Technological progress is able to use the just-created, current technology. Technological progress happens at a rate ...
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Are Good and Evil relative or absolute?

There's an ancient Chinese story about good vs bad, which in morality terms is usually expressed as good vs evil. The specific story I'm talking about is a family that loses a horse and their only son ...
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Are Good and Evil relative or absolute?

I think the issue here is that you cannot have an absolute morality without a universal frame of reference that everyone has the same amount of access to. Humans (especially societies, as has been ...
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To what degree are we expected to identify/fix others' mistakes?

In the everyday situations you describe in your post I consider the Golden Rule always a good “calculus” for decision. The Golden Rule works without much ado. In addition, the Golden Rule prompts you ...
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Was Nietzsche an amoralist?

On Nietzsche & Machiavelli: Was Nietzsche influenced by Machiavelli? Nietzsche & pederasty: Was Nietzsche a strong proponent of machoism and traditional masculinity? Nietzsche's views as the ...
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Would it be moral for Danish resitance in WW2 to kill collaborators?

As strange as it sounds When enemy territory has been subjected to belligerent occupation, the inhabitants of that area have a duty not to commit acts which would jeopardize the security of the ...
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Julia Kristeva's Black Sun/exteriorless passion

Lit-Crit is such a blast… I'd really need to see this in its larger context (at least a couple of paragraphs surrounding), but I'll suggest that Kristiva is saying that Dostoyevsky is aware that the ...
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How to save oneself from this particular angst?

"Now it is true that the civilization as a whole (by which I mean the 8 billion of us), although a big complex system, does not possess a centralized information processing unit to direct it's ...
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How to save oneself from this particular angst?

If the only things that matter are things that will matter forever, and things not mattering forever won't matter forever, then things not mattering forever don't matter. If things not mattering ...
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Normative ethics from a non-realist

I liken it to optimization and/or decision theory. You first have to pick the objective function you want to optimize. The diversity of morals can be thought to be due to differences in people's ...
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Most Widely Held Theories of How "Moral Sense" Arises in a Culture

Soon after the acceptance of the theory of evolution, there have been efforts to derive moral thinking from it. Perhaps the earliest derivation would be the celebration of predation, violence, and ...
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In moral philosophy, how do researchers perceive what is right and wrong (and why)? (For humanity, as a whole)

Humanity involves collective cultures , societies and civilisation that humans have built. There are different moral and ethical values. Therefore we can not talk about absolute right and wrong for ...
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In moral philosophy, how do researchers perceive what is right and wrong (and why)? (For humanity, as a whole)

There's also the "Golden Rule". The Golden Rule is the principle of treating others as one would want to be treated by them. Source There are various sayings and translations that have a ...
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Would it be moral for Danish resitance in WW2 to kill collaborators?

*** IMO, not have any impact or have a negative impact on the Danish peoples, and negligible impact on the war? A good example of a loaded question. Now remove this from a question. :) Why ask a ...
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Does moral knowledge leading to moral belief and it to moral motivation cause good only?

We can run a test case on this question among us humans. For most of us, knowing more about others -- their desires, their suffering, there values -- makes us more empathic, and more willing to assist ...
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Is there a version of Trolley problem without the actual result being known?

The trolley problem has become somewhat of a meme in popculture and there are countless of variations and analogues: https://themindcollection.com/trolley-problem-meme-variations/ just to name a few. ...
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AI and ethics, how far can we go?

There are different types of AI of course. Some are based on formal logic and prove theorems accordingly. Their results seem safe to use in an argument. As already pointed out, LLMs are ...
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