More on morality

From: Metaqualia (
Date: Wed Jun 02 2004 - 08:04:27 MDT

> To me, the concept of Objective Morality is an obvious oxymoron.
> Obviously there is not, and can never be, an "objective morality." The
> whole idea of morality is to impose some value system, some criterion
> regarding how things "should be." But objectivity is about how things
> ARE not about how they should be. The very nature of should-ness
> implies diversity, as opposed to singularity (in the sense of
> singular-ness).

I must insist that when you break a finger, there is something as
fundamental as physical law, as fundamental as bread and vinegar, that is by
its quality "negative" and it says "I should not be! I should not be!" :-)

That is the arrow of morality, nobody chose it yet it's there as clear as
sunlight, an asymmetry just like time flow.


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