Tag Archives: Morality

Quora – Is there any alternative to Might is Right?

Is there any alternative to Might is Right? (by this I ask is there any disproving this idea, even considering how Might isn’t right, but it determines who has control and therefore who has the right to control). [ 30/3/20 … Continue reading

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Quora – Do we have a moral obligation to fully comprehend the world around us?

Do we have a moral obligation to fully comprehend the world around us? [ 21/3/20 ] No, because full comprehension is never an option. And we do need to make reasonable efforts to make a reasonable map/model of what is … Continue reading

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Quora – Do humans have agency?

Do humans have agency? [ 9/3/20 ] If the idea of agency has any meaning at all – then yes. And it gets deeply complex, because it only really makes sense if reality works on the basis of probabilities and … Continue reading

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Quora – Don’t ethics just hold us back from achieving what we want?

Quora – Don’t ethics just hold us back from achieving what we want? [ 3/3/20 ] In one sense yes – that is entirely the point. From an evolutionary perspective, ethics is about the sorts of behaviours that allow large … Continue reading

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Quora – Would the world have no worries if everything was free?

Quora – Would the world have no worries if everything was free? [ 19/2/20 ] Short answer no. Longer answer is more complex. Nothing is free of consequences. Everything we do has impacts over space and time. One of the … Continue reading

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Quora – When, if ever, is it okay for humans to change the weather and physical landscape of Earth?

Quora – When, if ever, is it okay for humans to change the weather and physical landscape of Earth? [ 19/2/20 ] I agree with Jörg Sattle’s answer to this question. And I would add the dimension that yes certainly, … Continue reading

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Quora – How and when will humans recognize the point at which artificial intelligence has finally become self-aware and conscious, in the way that we understand those concepts?

Quora – How and when will humans recognize the point at which artificial intelligence has finally become self-aware and conscious, in the way that we understand those concepts? [ 18/2/20 ] Some very good answers here, and many that fail … Continue reading

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Quora – Is everything relative? Or are some things absolutely right or wrong, regardless of culture?

Is everything relative? Or are some things absolutely right or wrong, regardless of culture? [ 7/2/20 ] What do you mean by relative? What do you mean by right or wrong? I got seriously interested in how living systems and … Continue reading

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Quora – Morality again – if an infinitely moral entity/computer program etc ….

Quora – Hypothetically, if an infinitely moral entity/computer program etc had access to the whole of humanity’s data (searches, health, behaviour etc.) would it be beneficial to human kind? What would improve? [29/1/20] No such thing is physically possible. Infinite … Continue reading

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Quora – How does evolution explain morality and the development of morality?

Quora – How does evolution explain morality and the development of morality? [28/1/20] First one needs to explore a bit of the complexity present in both the ideas of evolution and the idea of morality, then one can begin to … Continue reading

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