|12-15-2011, 03:56 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Don't know what context are you referring to, but here's an article related to moral relativism:
Personally, I think (not believe; we can believe anything) absolutism is more valid for moral issues.
There was an older post about "does evil exist" which led me to read up a little on morality. My conclusion is this: Morality in itself is objective (supports absolutism), but humans derive moral truths via inductive reasoning, which leaves space for subjective experience to interfere with the acquisition of the truth. Inductive reasoning here means deriving from incomplete information the truth-value of a statement. It is not "reasoning from specific to general."
Consider killing for example. Killing is always wrong, because it will always cause pain and grieve. It doesn't matter that the person you kill is a criminal that committed many wrongdoings, it will still cause pain. In that sense, capital punishment is never "right", nor is war "right".
The only reason we kill, is to prevent more pain and grieve. This is the application of the truth.
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