[extropy-chat] POST OF THE YEAR: In defense of moral objectivism

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Tue May 3 19:18:29 UTC 2005

This is post of the year, objectively speaking, of course. It certainly
needs publishing somewhere.

--- john-c-wright at sff.net wrote:

> Mr. Giulio Prisco is convinced we should have no convictions. His
> standard is
> that we should have no standards.  
> He makes two arguments: first, he reasons that moral reasoning is
> unnecessary;
> second, that adherence to moral standards, being a person of
> character and
> conviction, always leads to mass-murder and atrocity. In other words,
> argues
> that moral relativism is good, (or, at least, acceptable) and that
> moral
> standards are bad. 
> There are several difficulties with these arguments. First, they
> refute
> themselves by their own terms. There is not even a pretense of logic
> here.
> Second, the terms, if taken seriously, would condone any manner of
> evil. Third,
> the argument is historically inaccurate.  


Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
                                      -William Pitt (1759-1806) 
Blog: http://intlib.blogspot.com

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