Tue 19 Aug, 2008 05:57 pm - My point being that countries are simply inventions of mankind, nothing more than invisible lines and democratically granted monopolies that dictate what you can and cannot do to an unfair degree. (view)
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 11:06 am - This is kind of a continuation of what I was saying in the Kantian ethics thread, but there really is no such thing as a "nation." There are only a group of individuals that are... (view)
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 10:54 am - [quote=Aedes]As for emotion and thought, clearly babies and toddlers can have happiness, sadness, anger, frustration, affection, love, etc without having capacity for reason or truly organized... (view)
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 10:48 am - [quote=Aedes]Are you sure we're all rational? Reason takes a back seat to emotion when you're grieving, when you're hopeless, and when you're forlorn and lovestruck. And reason... (view)
Tue 19 Aug, 2008 10:38 am - I'll reply to this thread in a series of multiquotes, we'll see how it works out.
No dictators allowed. No monopoly allowed.[/quote]
Government is, by definition,... (view)
Sun 17 Aug, 2008 12:00 pm - My entire point being that the state isn't a being. It's a collection of individual beings who are bound to moral law, so the state is as well.
I'm not saying that you're... (view)
Sun 17 Aug, 2008 11:53 am - You're treating the state as if it were some abstract being, when it clearly isn't. The state is nothing more than a monopoly over certain things like protection, national defense,... (view)
Sun 17 Aug, 2008 11:35 am - I'd like to quickly mention that this thread isn't solely about abortion. Infanticide is another ethical issue this relates to: infants do not yet have the ability of moral deliberation,... (view)
Sun 17 Aug, 2008 11:18 am - The third formulation is the kingdom of ends.
My issue with the subject is that technically speaking, one could make the argument that you are a moral agent now, and therefore fall under the... (view)