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

From: Jef Allbright (
Date: Tue Feb 01 2005 - 16:08:47 MST

Sebastian Hagen wrote:

> Jef Allbright wrote:
>> Sebastian, I don't know if you're actually doing reductio ad absurdum
>> or playing devil's advocate here, but I don't see how you could
>> promote a
> I was attempting to do the former; sorry if it wasn't obvious.
>> appears to be an obvious example of trying to derive ought from is.
> You are correct, it is an obvious example for that. However, that imho
> also applies to inferring that something ("maximum creativity,
> self-expression, and play") is of objective ethical/moral value from
> the universe appearing to be designed to promote it.
> Sebastian Hagen

Thanks Sebastian. Understood and agreed.
- Jef

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