On 7/21/2012 7:08 PM, Stephen P. King wrote:
On 7/21/2012 3:58 PM, meekerdb wrote:
The "others" need only be models, imaginary people. It is one's own measure of good that
is needed to determine one's own behavior.
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.
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BY MICHAEL SHERMER
It is the oldest and most universally recognized moral principle that was
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
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
Yeah, that's how the Inquisition justified torturing people to save their souls, since by
their own measure of good they knew that was more important that mere pain in this life.
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