Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Foundation for Morality...

Since Hume's Guillotine, philosophers have had more trouble defending the idea of ethics generally. Here is my answer for the principle of ethics and morality:

"What is the source of morality? Perhaps the following: •A long life is more valuable than a short life. •A short life can be forgiven. Using this principle, the only way to be blamed is if one lives a medium-size life. But such is ridiculous by any standard! Therefore, if we have a standard (longevity or forgiveness), we are forgiven. But there is no getting rid of the standard. Hence morality."
----Nathan Coppedge

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