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Fri 24 Mar, 2017 01:43 pm - Story found at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/license-plate-government-regulations-removal-last-name-1.4037912 Basic summary: A Mr. Lorne Grabher was told his vanity license plate... (view)
Thu 23 Mar, 2017 02:55 pm - I have read extensively on both John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism and Immanuel Kant's Ethical Theories, and yet, my feeling is that Kant's writings are both an order of magnitude... (view)
Mon 20 Mar, 2017 07:59 pm - I want to compare 2 prominent ethical theories: John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism and Kantian Ethics. In this experiment the 2 moral theories are the dependent variables, and the scenario... (view)
Mon 20 Mar, 2017 05:25 am - Thanks, I asked mainly because of all the detractors of Utilitarianism I've seen complaining that it allows for disastrous results, like the one I mentioned. My reaction has always been... (view)
Sun 19 Mar, 2017 08:58 pm - One of the critiques of classic Utilitarianism (the sort first proposed by Jeremy Bentham) is that it can recommend despicable actions so long as they produce 'the greatest happiness to the... (view)
Wed 1 Mar, 2017 05:49 pm - [quote]No, I don't think he would agree.[/quote] That's a fair opinion and I thank you for your assessment. I've been trying my darnedest to find Nietzsche make any comment about... (view)
Wed 1 Mar, 2017 05:20 pm - I appreciate your answers layman. [quote]His later introduction of the "humanity principle" raises questions[/quote] Just for clarity, by "humanity principle" you mean the... (view)
Mon 27 Feb, 2017 11:17 am - Thanks for your reply layman. [quote]But the real point here is that Kant never claimed that consequences were irrelevant[/quote] In that case, is there an example where Kant considers the... (view)
Mon 27 Feb, 2017 08:42 am - Thanks for your reply layman. [quote]Is your question about the absolute "origin" of morality? [/quote] Close. I would substitute "'good' and 'bad'"... (view)
Sun 26 Feb, 2017 11:15 pm - In Book 1 of Nietzsche’s “Geneaology of Morals” he offers the noble / priest / herd classes as the origin of our concepts of good, morality, etc... but surely only as a metaphor,... (view)
 
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