Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Can You Justify Morality?

You cannot justify why anyone should be moral. Why? Because any justification for morality - moral rules maximize overall well-being, they are part of a social contract all rational people would agree to, they spring from our natural moral sentiments - will only appeal to people who already want to be moral (to maximize overall well-being, do what rational people would accept, etc


  1. I have been thinking about this recently. Just like ice and vapor are natural states of water, why would organisation not have an absurd and a rational state.

  2. I believe all organizations, religous, political, and business, begin in a rational state and devolve into absurdity. I think this is the root of our social "evils" and I should form an organization to make everyone aware and to stamp out...damn paradox! LOL