PollWhat is right? Absolute good or relative good?
      – Baslisks, 2009-08-31 at 14:30:42   (12 comments)

On 2009-08-31 at 14:32:05, Baslisks wrote...
I was thinking about how humanity as a whole may have an absolute good but in all essence we have no way to truly understand or comprehend what we need as a race, so, I see us as believing and behaving in a relative matter till we are able to truly comprehend the world as a whole.
On 2009-09-01 at 09:01:05, BorgClown wrote...
I've wondered if there is another widely applicable moral system besides good/evil. Good/evil never has worked that great anyway.
On 2009-09-01 at 12:08:07, Thelevellers wrote...
Nice/nasty?
On 2009-09-02 at 03:51:26, BorgClown wrote...
I was thinking about an amoral system, like rationalism or pragmatism.
On 2009-09-07 at 02:57:30, DigitalBoss wrote...
What is best, absolute government takeover, or relative government take over?
On 2009-09-10 at 15:05:58, Baslisks wrote...
Do you support Plato's preexisting and ever existing good or do you believe in Aristotle's relative good? I am a strong supporter of Aristotle because of how it comes together, what is right now may not be right in an hour.
On 2009-09-10 at 17:03:35, DigitalBoss wrote...
...especially for those whose ideals blow with the wind.
On 2009-09-10 at 21:12:41, Baslisks wrote...
What is wrong with being able to take a look at what you believe in and then decide that it is no longer right? You don't get any points for holding onto a belief for life.
On 2009-09-10 at 21:54:36, Scarletxstarlet wrote...
@Baslisks: *claps belatedly*
On 2009-09-11 at 10:17:15, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I'd say that there's a middle ground, with some morals being fixed and other dependent on the specifics of the situation. In practice, morals often have to go out of the window when other needs take precedence (e.g. survival). I suppose the question is, are there any morals that are absolute? It depends on how specific you're being - murder may be justified in self-defence, but even then depends on your personal philosophy. http://education.yahoo.com/homework_help/cliffsnotes/aristotles_ethics/3.html http://education.yahoo.com/homework_help/cliffsnotes/aristotles_ethics/10.html
On 2009-09-11 at 14:12:37, Baslisks wrote...
but aren't you saying that all things are relative still?
On 2009-09-11 at 19:39:13, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I don't think so. I think it depends on exactly what you mean by 'relative' - relative to what? I think it's impractical to say what the correct, moral response is for every situation without having all of the details in advance. I think that morality may not be universal, but an individual's morality can be fixed.