Re: Evil ? (was: Hypostases (was: Natural Order & Belief)

From: Brent Meeker <>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 11:04:09 -0800

Bruno Marchal wrote:
>> Moreover, I don't have to justify it in terms of other
>> ethical principles or commandments from God:
> With (a)comp, you have to NOT justify it in terms of God. With comp
> (and God = +/- Plotinus'one) we could justify that any *action* made in
> the name of God is bad, even saving the planet from some attack by
> horrible monster ...

That seems to be a reductio against comp.

> Witrh comp (and the "ideal" case of self-referentially correct machine)
> it is just impossible for a machine to do something good and at the
> same time telling she is doing something good ... (similar paradoxes
> are illustrate in taoist and buddhist tales).

So one cannot be reflective about one's actions and conclude they are good? That sounds like nonsense.

Brent Meeker

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