No dude, that's not how ethics works. If you want to debate meta-ethics, cool, but not what this particular argument is about. — schopenhauer1
So, YES an ‘unecessary burden’ is ‘unnecessary’ … what is or is not considered as necessary or unnecessary is a matter of opinion. Specific examples can be expanded upon and explored via hypothetical scenarios. The abstracted the scenario is from reality the lower the resolution.
From a purely ‘natalist’ perspective there are undoubtedly situations where one ca argue that it is not particularly viable to have children and others where it is. ‘Necessity’ used in this realm is a slippery term. — I like sushi
Would you be okay if someone went around causing unasked for burdens upon people and with no reason tied to mitigating a dire circumstance for that person? — schopenhauer1
As an extreme example one might ask someone to kill for food and in this circumstance some people are more able to carry this burden than others whilst if the tsk was different those more able to handle the burden of killing would be less able to deal with other tasks. — I like sushi
It depends. As for examples of circumstances I just laid out the frame work for endless examples of this. It was not difficult. — I like sushi
b) when there is no dire situation you are mitigating? — schopenhauer1
Either you are not really taking this seriously or you hve some kind of strange mental block.
Anyway, bye bye. You just did away with any future interaction from myself and, I strongly suspect, many MANY others. — I like sushi
A case where this might be justified would be what I referred to in the OP as necessary burdens. These are ones where a person cannot survive without them. Education might be one of these. Also there seems to be an element of "already existing" to the burden. That is to say, circumstances made the burden "already exist" for the person, and you are offering a lesser burden for them so they can overcome the greater burden placed on them. — schopenhauer1
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