Re: Modern Physical theory as a basis for Ethical and Existential Nihilism

From: James N Rose <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 06:49:13 -0800

Jumping in, in the middle, the following is quite accurate,
with one subtle modification [evil] -> {other} :

Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> Yes, this is exactly what I mean. I could be the most rational
> of people and still consistently hold the evil views I have
> described (for the sake of argument, of course!), because good
> and evil. You cannot "prove" that a moral axiom is correct or
> incorrect, nor can you assume that it will be self-evident to
> everyone else just because it appears so to you. What you can
> do is try to persuade by appealing to the emotions, bringing up
> your children to share your values, identifying and minimising
> the factors in society which lead to [evil] {other} behaviour,
> and so on: in other words, what people have always tried to do.
> -Stathis Papaioannou

James Rose
Received on Mon Jan 26 2004 - 09:54:11 PST

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