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Is Tipping Morally Justifiable?

I think that the Singerian perspective would be that any deviation from 'eating lentil soup and giving all money and/or time to the most effective methods of betterment of society' is behaving less-...
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Revisiting Nietzsche and Scheler's Philosophies of Ressentiment

You know, it's kinda wild how both Nietzsche and Scheler go deep on this whole ressentiment thing, but end up with totally different vibes. Like, Nietzsche's all doom and gloom – ressentiment is this ...
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Is Tipping Morally Justifiable?

How do you define "utility", "maximized well being" and what is your "essence of tipping culture". Like apparently the "beauty" of utilitarianism is that you ...
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Would reincarnated prisoners be morally obligated to finish their sentence?

Well one could ask what purpose does the prison sentence serve to begin with. Usually the criminal punishment has 3 objectives, prevent immediate harm due to the threat of repeat offenses, ...
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Would reincarnated prisoners be morally obligated to finish their sentence?

If you knew just what she went through before getting reincarnated, it wouldn't even occur to you to send her back to jail. So no, they would not be.
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Would reincarnated prisoners be morally obligated to finish their sentence?

Morality is a subject under debate rather than settled, but it is mostly just Legalist moral thinkers who treat law abidement as a moral necessity. Meanwhile the moral failings of legalism have ...
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Is Tipping Morally Justifiable?

I am not a utilitarian by any means, but I'll give this a shot. The short answer is yes, I think it would be morally justifiable under utilitarianism. I doubt that the practice of tipping is the last ...
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Would reincarnated prisoners be morally obligated to finish their sentence?

The way I see this question we have two central issues: the first is what makes one morally obligated to serve a prison sentence (assuming that dodging a sentence is immoral), and the second is the ...
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Ethics based on maximizing "understanding"

I will answer only with regard to the problem of understanding the causes and remedies for suffering. The social efforts to remedy problems associated with the emotional "Check Engine Light"....
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Ethics based on maximizing "understanding"

There is, incidentally, a view known as epistemic consequentialism: Many epistemologists seem to have sympathy for the basic idea behind epistemic consequentialism, because many epistemologists have ...
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Why are most utilitarians not eugenicists?

You'd have openly held that position before the 1950s, especially in Europe. However, today, the politics has been highly in favour of victimhood rather than agresiveness and merciless as before . ...
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Why are most utilitarians not eugenicists?

For your examples of killing people, forced infertilisation or eliminating welfare, we're talking about: Inflicting significant guaranteed suffering in the short-term For the mere possibility of ...
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Why are most utilitarians not eugenicists?

Utilitarianism specifies 'the greatest good for the greatest number', not 'the greatest good for the collective whole'. It's a subtle but philosophically significant difference. Individualism is hard-...
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Why are most utilitarians not eugenicists?

The simple answer to your question: The fact that most utilitarians are not eugenicists shows one of the limits of utilitarism. Do not violate people in a severe way for the possible benefit of others....
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Why are most utilitarians not eugenicists?

Broadly speaking, the question of whether a particular desirable phenotypical expression justifies eugenic intervention hinges on one hand on whether that selection is reliably demonstrated to be an ...
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What is the relation between a right/wrong action and a "reasonable"/"unreasonable" one?

First of all it would help a lot if you'd rigorously define your terminology. Like "right/wrong" could both refer to a factual state of a statement (whether it's true or false) as well as to ...
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Contemporary literature on Kantian ethics?

This question is quite old, but since I'm also interested in Kantian ethics and I can see a lot of people is, I'll leave my answer. I'm no expert, tho. I was "following" Rawls and his ...
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Was pietism an influence upon Kant's moral thoughts?

The influence of Christianity on Kant's views is greatly overamplified. The point now often made when discussing Kant's deontological ethics, i.e. that they were (supposedly) influenced by Kant's ...
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Kant's "it is reprehensible in the highest degree" remark

<<spheres in which ideas alone render experience possible>> [my emphasis] There is a long tradition of debate over the nature of morality, law and legislation: I cannot make that justice, ...
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Kant's "it is reprehensible in the highest degree" remark

OP: To know what is popular requires empirical input; but so why is it as "reprehensible" to be the one kind of moral empiricist as the other? In Kant's system the personal rationalisation ...
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Why are philosophers so unrespected and have so little influence

In regard to the relative awareness between philosophers and theologians, that is mainly due to the fact that theologians are usually advocates for one or other denomination. Consequently they often ...
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Why are philosophers so unrespected and have so little influence

The question of practicability is paramount. Manifestation is difficult. Here, we speak of the ideals of philosophers such as the pure, simple, joyful and harmonious life, devoted to family, courage ...
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Why are philosophers so unrespected and have so little influence

I have a number of issues with your premises as well as your conclusions. The Middle Ages were a deeply religious age. The world was considered God's creation, and the divine spark, being made in His ...
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Why are philosophers so unrespected and have so little influence

society as a whole does not perceive and respect philosophers as people of higher morals and ethics Well, they aren't. See The moral behavior of ethics professors (paper in the journal Philosophical ...
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Why are philosophers so unrespected and have so little influence

"Very few Americans who don’t have an interest in philosophy..." - you've basically just said that people who don't care about philosophy, don't care about philosophy, which is trivially ...
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Why are philosophers so unrespected and have so little influence

Political philosophy didn't get beyond Marx; Wittgenstein shifted the philosophy of science into clarifying nonsense; existentialism seems to have ended with 'embodiment'; aesthetics and ethics (...
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Why are philosophers so unrespected and have so little influence

Philosophy birthed the sciences... centuries ago. What has philosophy (not the sciences) done for humanity lately? We are as a species still stuck with religions and claims of human-consumerism-driven ...
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Should freedom of speech accept speech against liberal values? Such as hate speech?

"Free speech" cannot accept or allow anything, it's a concept not an agent. And similar to most these concepts like "laws", "right", "privileges", "...
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Should freedom of speech accept speech against liberal values? Such as hate speech?

The degree to which those with surprising authority conflate, for example, “black people are responsible for their disproportionate contribution to crime” with “all blacks should be exterminated” ...
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Should freedom of speech accept speech against liberal values? Such as hate speech?

“Freedom of speech” should not be a goal. It should be a tool that serves to improve the world. Having the freedom to stand up against injustice is good. Having the freedom to discuss arguments in ...
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Should freedom of speech accept speech against liberal values? Such as hate speech?

When discussing freedom of speech and its limits, scholars and philosophers have offered various perspectives that can provide a framework for understanding the complexities involved. One influential ...
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Are social medias unethical on the basis that they are too addictive?

I mean the obvious answer to this vague question is probably: yes. The companies provide a service. The service has an effect. They are aware of the effect. They do have alternatives to providing that ...
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Recommendations on moral philosophy

If you want to understand something, you should start in the same way IT started. So start from the beggining. The term philosophy was coined by Pythagoras; you could start some years prior though. ...
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