Wed 12 May, 2010 10:01 am - [QUOTE=Pyrrho;163394]I think there are at least two approaches one could take. One is to say, of course, since you are not an act utilitarian, you do not feel like the moral actions are really the... (view)
Tue 11 May, 2010 11:36 pm - [QUOTE=DaMunky89;154887]Alright, so I've been studying Hume a lot recently with my "Philosophical Topics" class, and have been working on poking some holes in the Problem of... (view)
Tue 11 May, 2010 10:10 pm - [QUOTE=nietzschedude;163219]Well see thats EM's problem with universal thought exactly, that EM's find that the majority of people in our world don't think of beliefs the way you and... (view)
Tue 11 May, 2010 09:33 pm - [QUOTE=nietzschedude;163207]The difference is a matter of categorization of ideas.
Mind/body identity theory or type physicalism is a [B]theory[/B] in the philosophy of mind. While eliminative... (view)
Tue 11 May, 2010 08:55 pm - [QUOTE=nietzschedude;163203]Bill:
Good question. Now as Paul Churchland has outlined, folk psychology i.e use of concepts such as beliefs desires etc. are here to stay. In fact, he himself (as... (view)
Tue 11 May, 2010 08:44 pm - [QUOTE=Jebediah;163202]You specified "act utilitarianism" in the title. In "Rule utilitarianism" (if I understand it correctly) the bank robbers action would be immoral because... (view)
Tue 11 May, 2010 08:20 pm - [QUOTE=Jebediah;163190]I think you can defend utilitarianism, but not act utilitarianism when applied to specific scenarios rather than as a general guideline.[/QUOTE]
Ok. But a true Utilitarian... (view)
Tue 11 May, 2010 07:58 pm - [QUOTE=nietzschedude;163158]Do I believe in fate or destiny?
My answer to that starts at the word believe and is motivated by eliminative materialism. Perhaps a philisophicaly bumming but... (view)
Tue 11 May, 2010 07:53 pm - I'm going to present two hypothetical scenarios in which I intend to show that the Utility Principle is not necessary or sufficient for an action to be a moral one.
This is the first: -... (view)
Tue 11 May, 2010 07:37 pm - [QUOTE=Diogenes;163180]A Christian can refute this by saying that since God is omni-whatever, he does not need to believe. It just happens, sort of like Chuck Norris.[/QUOTE]