On 7/21/2012 2:57 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:



Le 19-juil.-12, à 06:47, meekerdb a écrit :

    This may be of interest to those recently discussing free-riders.

    Brent

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    Unto Others



    BY MICHAEL SHERMER


    It is the oldest and most universally recognized moral principle that was 
codified
    over two millennia ago by the Jewish sage Hillel the Elder: “Whatsoever 
thou wouldst
    that men should not do to thee, do not do that to them. This is the whole 
Law. The
    rest is only explanation.”



With comp this does not work. We are too much different, and we can never judge for another. The principle becomes: "Don't do to others what others does not want to be done on them, unless you need to defend your life". Put in another way: respect the meaning of the word "no" when said by others.

But often the "others" are unknown persons, and even if known it may be impractical to poll them.

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