RE: The Fundamental Theorem of Morality

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Mon Mar 01 2004 - 07:28:39 MST


I am not sure that there is a University Morality.

If we take Rafal's statement that morality is all about

"Creating rule systems that will be accepted"

or more restrictively

"Creating rule systems that will be accepted by communities of freely
choosing minds"

then there can be a science about which kinds of rule systems will tend to
be accepted.

If there are universal principles discovered by this science, these might
constitute "universal morality" ?

-- Ben G

> The key points are that there's a Universal Morality,
> which has to have certain general charactertistics,
> there's a personal morality, which has to have certain
> general characteristics, and all sentient minds are
> defined to be the interaction between UM and PM.
> Ethical goodnesss is the extent to which sentient
> minds can harmonize their Personal Moralities with
> Universal Morality.
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