Tag Archive: ethics

Ethics, Psychology, and Batman

Intrinsic Value

Please comment on your view regarding whether or not some things have intrinsic or instrumental value. A short self-test will be available soon.

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Straw Dogs

This work by John Gray is exceptionally tantalizing in its approach to the “problem” of free will vs. determinism. The author makes a good case for the idea that we are largely determined by genetic and environmental factors¬†about which¬†we are completely unconscious. His treatement of morality reminds me of David Hume’s concept of empathy and clearly implies the continuity between animal and human-animal nature.