Re: ESSAY: Forward Moral Nihilism (EP)

From: m.l.vere@durham.ac.uk
Date: Sat May 13 2006 - 11:25:01 MDT


Quoting Phillip Huggan <cdnprodigy@yahoo.com>:

> So what? It is possible to recognize the artificial structures of one's
> pysche and replace them with your own.

Yes, at least to a certain extent. The 'artificial structures' were learned
through social interaction, so can likely be unlearned.

> It is how children learn Santa is not
> real. If you don't know how to apply this to your own mind, save up to see a
> pyschoanalyst.

Eh?

> You are defining all of Morality as one particular Utilitarianism
> derivative. Learn some philosophy before spamming an AGI list with mistaken
> premises.

No, I believe kants moral system, judeo-christian morality (to cite a few) are
also included in this definition. Whilst they may have slightly differeing
basis, people ultimately use them to rationalise their compassion and/or
follow them out of social conformity.

>
> m.l.vere@durham.ac.uk wrote:
> No, we evolved the emotion compassion, and emotional social conformity. We
>
> then built pseudo-rational, artificial, moral systems on top of this.
>
>
>
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