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Would it be possible to convince a hungry alien species that human lives are valuable?

I'm not sure whether that's a philosophical answer but nature shows us ways vulnerable species protect themselves, even if they are physically and mentally inferior: Look cute to them. Ideally, look ...
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Would it be possible to convince a hungry alien species that human lives are valuable?

It may depend on how, and in what way, they were 'vastly more intelligent' than us. For example, can we assume that they were not always so intelligent, but, like us, they developed to be more ...
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Would it be possible to convince a hungry alien species that human lives are valuable?

Would it be possible to convince a hungry alien species that human lives are valuable? Because your situation is hypothetical, and because they are intelligent and we can communicate with them, yes......
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Would it be possible to convince a hungry alien species that human lives are valuable?

How would you convince a Pol Pot or Hitler that he was wrong? If their superhuman intelligence means that their moral intuitions about dinner are in fact right, then you would have to trick them in ...
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Would it be possible to convince a hungry alien species that human lives are valuable?

I think this hinges on how "conceptually compatible" they are with us. For example, are we even able to communicate on the same conceptual frameworks? Is their world so more complex/nuanced ...
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Would it be possible to convince a hungry alien species that human lives are valuable?

IMO the only attempt is to argue with Kant's Categorical Imperative: Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law. And to point out ...
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Evaluative Nihilism (1) : If everything in the world has no objective value, will it have the meaning of having an objective value of zero?

What are your thoughts on this? I look forward to hearing your perspectives. I guess I would take "evaluative nihilism" to mean "anti-realism with regards to ethics and aesthetics"...
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Was Pontius Pilate justified in his actions?

This is what I was thinking of Sometimes, she adds, it will be immediately clear whether what is being said is true or false if we use more precise terms of moral evaluation such as just and unjust. ...
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Is subjectivity a deeply integral part of human intelligence? Why?

Your question is based on the terms subjectivity, intelligence, value. These are different and unrelated concepts. They also live on different levels. Subjective is the opposite to objective. The ...
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Is subjectivity a deeply integral part of human intelligence? Why?

I believe that at its core, intelligence requires that some form of “good” or “bad” value judgments be made during the perception process. Quite obviously, yes. On a raw level, people will find it ...
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Is subjectivity a deeply integral part of human intelligence? Why?

I believe that at its core, intelligence requires that some form of “good” or “bad” value judgments be made during the perception process. One starting point of consideration is, are there deep ...
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Is subjectivity a deeply integral part of human intelligence? Why?

Intelligence == Values Intelligence is ultimately about control. If an agent can perceive but cannot act, then I question whether it has intelligence. It certainly does not have observable ...
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Is subjectivity a deeply integral part of human intelligence? Why?

Humans, like other animals, work for Dopamine, a “pleasure hormone”. Any activity, good or bad, that can produce Dopamine in our brain creates value for us. Intelligence can either help or hinder this ...
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