The Myth of Morality and carelessness

I’m currently reading The Myth of Morality by Richard Joyce. In the summery section of chapter three he presents a central argument thus: 1. If x morally ought to Ø, then x ought to Ø regardless of what his desires and interests are. 2. If x morally ought to Ø, then x has a reason…

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Physical impossibility and ought implies can

I was watching The Unbearable Lightness of Being when a scene suddenly made me realize a possible problem with regularity theory of physical laws and the ought implies can principle. Regularity theory’s view of physical impossibility Regularity theory implies that what it means to say that something is physically impossible is just to say that…

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The power to follow your every move

Dette er diskussionsafsnittet skrevet til engelsk opgave omhandlende et nyt GPS-system. The assignment is: “Discuss what you see as the most important aspects of the GPS technology. Give your arguments. (min. 300 words) Immediately when I was reading the article, I noted a couple of problems, which I will elaborate: Technology optimism versus technology pessimism…

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Argument from Morality?

Argument from Morality? Af Emil Kirkegaard Man hører nogle gange fra teister, at ateister ingenting har at basere en (objektiv/absolut) moral på, da de mangler en Gud. Jeg har fremstillet deres argument således: P1. Der findes en objektiv/absolut moral. P2. Objektiv moral kræver en moralsk lovgiver. C3. Ergo der findes en moralsk lovgiver, kendt som…

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