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Is morality situationary?

kohai
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9/10/2011 6:57:46 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I have developed my own Thesis on morality. It is neither objective nor relative. It is the situation that determines the correct thing to do.

What are your opinions on this?
1) Whatever has contradictory attributes does not exist.
2) The Biblical God has contradictory attributes.
3) Therefore, the Biblical God does not exist
Wnope
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9/10/2011 7:02:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/10/2011 6:57:46 PM, kohai wrote:
I have developed my own Thesis on morality. It is neither objective nor relative. It is the situation that determines the correct thing to do.

What are your opinions on this?

You will find this very relevant to your thesis:

http://www.wjh.harvard.edu...
socialpinko
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9/10/2011 7:03:53 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/10/2011 6:57:46 PM, kohai wrote:
I have developed my own Thesis on morality. It is neither objective nor relative. It is the situation that determines the correct thing to do.

What are your opinions on this?

Disagree. Rights based ethics seem the most consistent.
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kohai
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9/10/2011 7:08:40 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/10/2011 7:03:53 PM, socialpinko wrote:
At 9/10/2011 6:57:46 PM, kohai wrote:
I have developed my own Thesis on morality. It is neither objective nor relative. It is the situation that determines the correct thing to do.

What are your opinions on this?

Disagree. Rights based ethics seem the most consistent.

What do you mean?
1) Whatever has contradictory attributes does not exist.
2) The Biblical God has contradictory attributes.
3) Therefore, the Biblical God does not exist
OMGJustinBieber
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9/10/2011 7:09:48 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/10/2011 6:57:46 PM, kohai wrote:
I have developed my own Thesis on morality. It is neither objective nor relative. It is the situation that determines the correct thing to do.

What are your opinions on this?

It can be objective and still context-based. Objective morality doesn't necessitate deontology.
socialpinko
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9/10/2011 7:16:36 PM
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At 9/10/2011 7:08:40 PM, kohai wrote:
At 9/10/2011 7:03:53 PM, socialpinko wrote:

Disagree. Rights based ethics seem the most consistent.

What do you mean?

People have certain rights. Violation these rights is wrong in any situation, regardless of the perceived outcome.
: At 9/29/2014 10:55:59 AM, imabench wrote:
: : At 9/29/2014 9:43:46 AM, kbub wrote:
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: I disagree.
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9/10/2011 7:33:01 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/10/2011 7:16:36 PM, socialpinko wrote:
At 9/10/2011 7:08:40 PM, kohai wrote:
At 9/10/2011 7:03:53 PM, socialpinko wrote:

Disagree. Rights based ethics seem the most consistent.

What do you mean?

People have certain rights. Violation these rights is wrong in any situation, regardless of the perceived outcome.

What rights and from whence comes those rights?
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9/10/2011 8:14:11 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/10/2011 6:57:46 PM, kohai wrote:
I have developed my own Thesis on morality. It is neither objective nor relative. It is the situation that determines the correct thing to do.

What are your opinions on this?:

A situational morality is a relative morality... i.e. relative to the situation (or circumstances).

Lying is considered immoral behavior by most people, yet the people who hid Anne Frank an lied about hiding the Jews might not be viewed as immoral -- hence, situational.

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9/11/2011 1:13:56 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/10/2011 6:57:46 PM, kohai wrote:
I have developed my own Thesis on morality. It is neither objective nor relative. It is the situation that determines the correct thing to do.

What are your opinions on this?

That makes it relative.
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9/11/2011 1:18:44 PM
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The entire field of consequentialism is predicated on evaluating the morality of a situation via its context and likely outcomes. While it could be said that morality is "relative" to the situation, there is still an objectively right and an objectively wrong way to go about it in the view of a consequential moral realist.
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9/11/2011 1:21:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/10/2011 6:57:46 PM, kohai wrote:
I have developed my own Thesis on morality. It is neither objective nor relative. It is the situation that determines the correct thing to do.

What are your opinions on this?

No, that still makes it relative...If it is based on the situation, it is "existing or having its specific nature only by relation to something else; not absolute or independent" (i.e. based on the situation "that determines the correct thing to do").
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