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Persona phil
 
Reply Mon 31 Aug, 2009 09:37 am
@hue-man,
hue-man;86800 wrote:
I never said that morality can be objectively verified as a thing in itself. My description is neither true or false because it's not a proposition. That description is my conception of morality, and I conceive of it that way for reasons that have to do with practicality and utility. It's also influenced by evolutionary psychology.

The problem is, you began the thought with "My question is only vague if your conception of morality is vague.", then continued by defining your own.
Thus, you do the following:
1) Assume our morality is vague, as well as imcompatible with the discussion, simply because you've erroniously decided this is the scource behind percieving your question as such.
2) You've set your own morality above another's(as you do not believe your question is vague).

My conception of morality is anything but vague, yet your question remains so.


hue-man;86800 wrote:
I asked him/her if they were an immoralist. I didn't decide that they were.

You sure have a natural way of sounding like you're making a statement.

"So you're a wise guy, huh?"

I've never heard or seen anyone using "huh" after a question without being sarcastic, confrontational, or "matter of fact".

hue-man;86800 wrote:
I'm limiting that perspective because that's not what this thread is about. Discussing nihilism and prescriptive relativism will not contribute to this discussion.

Discussing from a perspective and discussing about a perspective are two different things entirely.

hue-man;86800 wrote:
This discussion is about the conduct of war, and we can only conclude from nihilism and prescriptive relativism that it doesn't matter.

Or, so you've assumed.
 
hammersklavier
 
Reply Mon 31 Aug, 2009 09:53 am
@hue-man,
I would think that a 'just war' would be the national equivalent of self-defense. That is to say, that one has the right to wage war only when waged war on. Inciting a war is thus never just; only defending oneself from the inciter.
 
 

 
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