From: Jerry Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Feb 06 2002 - 17:01:13 MST
> > unFriendly to not take them. Since the Sysop is an un
> > SI of some sort, it should be able to make an objective judgment of
> > what is more right.
> --- PHILISOPHICAL ERROR ---
> RIGHTESS IS PURELY ARBITRARY AND SUBJECTIVE!
"Rightness" is contextually objective. If I wish to pick the most
appropriate tool (in my possesion)to drive a nail, I most certainly could
use a wrench, but a hammer is more "right". "Right" here being defined as
efficient use. The rightness most certainly in this situation could be
measurable and quantifiable (I can hammer or remove more nails over time
with a hammer).
"Rightness" applied to morality also is contextually objective, but only if
you buy into an objective morality (without dropping the idea of context
there as well).
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