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Steve3007 wrote:Belindi:Evil is a lot easier to define than good. Why is this?
Is it? If evil is defined as destructive couldn't good be defined as constructive?
I refer to the arguments for and against fracking. One side says evil for the purity of the water supply. The other side says evil to ignore the profit potential and evil to ignore the useful energy source. The good of pure water, and the good of profits, and of carbon energy are hard to pin down because the goods of those require arbitrary criteria.
Impure water, poverty, and hypothermia are self evident evils needing no arbitrary criteria. Not as far as common sense is concerned anyway.
It's only when all factual questions have been resolved that we discover if we disagree about values and therefore have to fight!
Hereandnow wrote:Anti-objectivists here deny that ethical values need for their theoretical underpinning something absolute,
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