Whichever one makes the most sense to you. — Joshs
get to decide which one is right? Or is it that whichever one I choose is right (Relativism)? Or that it doesn't matter whch one I chose?
So you agree with me that philosophy is not of much help in deciding between the various systems of ethics, that all it can do is set out the relationships between them. but you add that I get to choose whichever I prefer?
What of my further point, that it's not down to me alone, but to us? — Banno
It's just plain if, not iff. That moral worth is an essential element of humanity does not mean that all entities with that element be human.To get to moral worth as the essence of being human one would need to claim that something is human if and only if it has moral worth.
But there are things that have moral worth that are not human.
Hence having moral worth if not the essence of being human. — Banno
Nice. I like 'ethical standing' more too. 'Moral worth' sounds like a Christian apologist. — Tom Storm
I'm not a philosopher so for me much of what is discussed sounds like incantations and spells and often resembles some kind of shell game. The pea representing whatever form of truth you want to bet your worldview on. — Tom Storm
Do you disagree that the essence of a thing is what is necessary and sufficient for that thing to be that thing? — Banno
You say humans have moral worth because it's inherent in their being.
I say humans have moral worth because of their divine essence. — Hanover
I am thinking of aboriginal tribes that are destroyed by invaders who radically change their way of life, leading to the end of their social structure, and leading to alcoholism, and death. We destroyed the aboriginal tribes in North America and this caused untold human suffering. The same happened in varying degrees wherever Europeans went. — Athena
I don't say that that humans have ethical standing (moral worth) as inherent. I am not sure how 'inherent' functions. As you have pointed out, that is very close positing a 'sacred'. — Tom Storm
In addition toWhat is essential to being a human being"?
In defiance, Sisyphus will "imagine Sisyphus happy".You must go on. I can't go on. I'll go on. — The Unnamable
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