Re: Understanding morality (was: SIAI's flawed friendliness analysis)

From: Samantha (
Date: Wed May 14 2003 - 01:13:57 MDT

On Saturday 10 May 2003 11:32 am, Ben Goertzel wrote:

> What I envision coming out of the process you describe is a kind of
> practical formal deductive system dealing with morality. A priori
> value judgments may be provided as axioms, and the practical moral
> judgments based on them emerge as derivations from the axioms.

I would not consider it remotely moral or rational to claim
"practical moral judgements" from a deduction machine fed arbitrary
unvalidated value judgements as axioms. GIGO.

- samantha

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