I was inspired by this thought because of a lecture given by Sam Harris and the following discussion between him and Richard Dawkins. Do you think science can say anything about what morality is. I…Continue
"I think the first thing to do is to stop any trade with Iran. I am often surprised about the double moral standards of democratic nations. On the one hand we hold our democracy very hight, on the other we trade with dictatorships. As a german I…"
"I agree with this statement, but I'd also add that the if in it is a really, really big if. I'm fearful of people's feelings that there can be a perfect version of morality, and that if there is a perfect version of morality then…"
"It's nonsense! It's just a substitute for religion since some people don't go to church anymore because they disagree with it. However, they don't want to give up believing in some supernatural stuff.
It really is nonsense!"
"My favorite contemporary philosopher is Peter Singer.
Hence I like Bentham and Miller, but not everything they said. That's true for every philosopher. I like Kant, but also not everything he said. I think the categorical imperative is a…"
"jesus' core moral beliefs line up quite well with buddhism, and why many believe, if he was real, he spent some time between 13 and 30 years of age in the far east... the golden rule is found in many religious texts around the globe and is not…"
"Laws are enforceable by the state, but morality is more of a choice
Perhaps you could say that laws are a "public" affair, and morals are "personal" / "private" rules which we use all the time in our daily…"
"I agree, that can be a somewhat tricky problem. In everyday life, we just do our best to decide, and we're usually right. A list of nine axiomatic values will not always lead us to pinpoint a final answer - and if not, it will at…"