[ExI] punishment

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 10:50:29 UTC 2009

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:51 PM, painlord2k at libero.it
<painlord2k at libero.it> wrote:
> A good animal is rewarded because its behaviours is valued as good from his
> master.

Yes, not very differently from the reasons why you reward human beings
whose behaviours you value...

> Why I must save a Ted Bundy, risking he kill, rape or do other mayhem again
> against another fellow human when I can let him die?
> Why I must let my dog die when I know it could help and protect me or
> another fellow human?
> Why I must exchange the first with the latter?

Rhetorical questions that I can hardly offer an answer to, given that
I have just said that I am in agreement with you. ;-)

> Who is the neighbour? Ted Bundy or my dog?

The dog, obviously. But I am not just referring to people you have an
active dislike for. Indifference works alike, especially when empathy
- which is necessarily a matter of degree - has no opportunity to kick

Stefano Vaj

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