From experience I know people tend not to adopt it, but let me recommend a distinction.
Moral is what I expect of myself. Ethics is what I do and what I hope other people will
do in their interactions with other people. They of course tend to overlap since I will
be ashamed of myself if I cheat someone, so it's both immoral and unethical. But they are
not the same. If I spent my time smoking pot and not working I'd be disappointed in
myself, but it wouldn't be unethical.
On 8/29/2012 8:54 AM, Alberto G. Corona wrote:
Not only to lie. In order to commerce and in general to interact, we need to know what
to expect from whom. and the other need to know what the others expect form me. So I
have to reflect on myself in order to act in the enviromnent of the moral and material
expectations that others have about me. This is the origin of reflective individuality,
that is moral from the beginning..
2012/8/29 meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net <mailto:meeke...@verizon.net>>
But Craig makes a point when he says computers only deal in words. That's
something having human like intelligence and consciousness must be a robot,
something that can act wordlessly in it's environment. Evolutionarily
conscious narrative is an add-on on top of subconscious thought which is
for almost everything we do. Julian Jaynes theorized that humans did not
conscious in the modern sense until they engaged in inter-tribal commerce
became important to learn to lie.
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