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A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie 23 hours ago. 115 Replies

Hi, as an atheist I have been watching several debates with William Lane Craig and others, and it started me thinking, especially about morality. At this moment I still doubt about the existence of…Continue

The moral hand, a complete and coherent ethic, applied to animal rights

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Paynton Apr 16, 2013. 193 Replies

The moral hand is a metaphor of five basic ethical principles, one for each finger, summarizing coherent ethic. It is the result of a ten year study of ethics and it captures my complete ethical…Continue

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Pope Beanie replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"Ha, I need to admit here how I shape my own definitions of some words, especially when it comes to philosophy and practice of religion. I think the word spiritual has a place in our language, even when not referring to religion, because I know the…"
23 hours ago
Unseen replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"Part of my argument is prescriptive. Language is better and can be more precise when distinctions are made.  Using two terms interchangeably weakens language in that regard."
23 hours ago
Simon Paynton replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
""ten different professors of philosophy or ten different sources will give ten different explanations on how the two are differentiated"  - it's true - there is no generally accepted definitive distinction.  For me,…"
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Davis Goodman replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"Technicaly a scruple is when you take a moment to evaluate your intuitive/automatic answer to a moral/ethical problem (stop for a moment and consider the validity of your future action and/or other options). This relates to the phrase "he…"
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Strega replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"Thanks Davis that was very interesting and informative. It leaves me with the question of where scruples fit in. What are scruples?"
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Davis Goodman replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"You are both actually right when considering a rather narrow application of the terms (morals/ethics). For the most part though...morality and ethics are interchangable though when speaking of professional topics or specific ones almost always…"
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TJ replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"I heard it as "Be the ball...""
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Unseen replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"I heard it "Don't be a dick.""
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Simon Paynton replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"And also, there's only one of those on a person. "
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Unseen replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"Common usage is how we understand each other. Chaotic usage is confusing. So, yeah, I refer to how we use language."
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Strega replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"Nice point, TJ"
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Strega replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"Hi Gregg, this response appeared 4 times. I'm guessing you had a computer hiccup, so I deleted the other three. After all, one rule should really be singular :)"
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Gregg RThomas replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"According to Jim Jefferies we only need one rule: "Don't be a Cunt.""
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TJ replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"You keep referring to common usage as definitive. :D"
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Unseen replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"Oh, and an article without even a by line makes something true. Nobody felt confident enough to say "I wrote this." I'll have to remember that because article authors can't be dunces. When a religion prescribes or proscribes…"
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Unseen replied to Stijn Bruers's discussion 'A quasi-objective morality without God: the anti-arbitrariness principle'
"The Ten Commandments. The Golden Rule. Promoted by religions. You are expected to follow them without thinking. Just follow by rote."
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