Re: Ethics (was FAI (aka 'Reality Hacking'))

From: Patrick Crenshaw (
Date: Sun Jan 30 2005 - 21:07:33 MST

> Did I understand your words correctly?
> - Jef

Almost. What I meant was that what people consider right or wrong can
be given by a value function. People think that something is the best
thing to do when it maximizes their pet value function. For a given
moral system that is consistent, I can give you a value function.

Then I started blathering on about the properties that a physically
realizable value function would have. What I was trying to say was
that there is a class of value functions that are objective, and that
the "correct" morality would use a value function in this class.

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