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Skype Discussion on Moral Theory and Politics

MrBrooks
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1/19/2013 9:26:18 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Hey, I love reading these forums and throwing my ideas out there in text format, but I've always been more comfortable with talking about things than typing them. I'm writing a paper about moral theories and the impacts they'd have if we honestly applied them to our society, and I was wondering if anyone with w/ some extensive knowledge on ethical theory would want to have a discussion over Skype about it?

Send me a friend request, or post your Skype handle here and we'll work out a time. No reason we can't have multiple people either.
philochristos
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1/19/2013 11:46:57 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I would like to at least listen in. I'm salampsio on Skype. I don't have extensive knowledge on ethical theory, but I have enough knowledge to follow the discussion and find it interesting.
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MrBrooks
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1/19/2013 3:45:27 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/19/2013 11:46:57 AM, philochristos wrote:
I would like to at least listen in. I'm salampsio on Skype. I don't have extensive knowledge on ethical theory, but I have enough knowledge to follow the discussion and find it interesting.

You'd definitely be more than welcome to do so.
Stephen_Hawkins
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1/19/2013 3:56:06 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Oh, I should ask: what field? I imagine practical ethics bearing in mind it's politics as well, but it'd be good to know.
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Stephen_Hawkins
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1/19/2013 4:01:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/19/2013 3:58:55 PM, MrBrooks wrote:
I'd like to talk mostly about political ethics and applied ethics, since that's what I'm most interested in right now.

OK, so I imagine Nozick/Rawls, and Singer to some extent?
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MrBrooks
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1/19/2013 4:09:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Well the topic I'm writing about right now is finding different moral justifications for state authority. So more Wolff, Plato, and Hobbes than theories of justice. Although that'd be something related.
Stephen_Hawkins
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1/19/2013 4:25:11 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/19/2013 4:09:21 PM, MrBrooks wrote:
Well the topic I'm writing about right now is finding different moral justifications for state authority. So more Wolff, Plato, and Hobbes than theories of justice. Although that'd be something related.

I imagine Rousseau follows through somewhere. I never really did much of Hobbes (could never get into it).
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Stephen_Hawkins
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1/20/2013 11:18:04 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
More people would be good :)
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