The Golden Rule, revised

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Re: The Golden Rule, revised

Post by Misty » June 11th, 2016, 6:01 pm

Blake 789 wrote:Try to treat people a little bit better than they how they would treat you is a decent revision if you want something you can apply practically.
How can one know "how they would treat you" before the fact?

Also, if they beat you up you may not want to treat them even "a little bit better" than they had treated you!
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Re: The Golden Rule, revised

Post by Wilson » June 11th, 2016, 6:51 pm

Misty wrote:
Blake 789 wrote:Try to treat people a little bit better than they how they would treat you is a decent revision if you want something you can apply practically.
How can one know "how they would treat you" before the fact?

Also, if they beat you up you may not want to treat them even "a little bit better" than they had treated you!
Seems like people want a rule that will always give them the proper path. No such thing exists. These are all just general guidelines which will mostly work but sometimes are subject to exceptions.

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Re: The Golden Rule, revised

Post by Mark1955 » June 12th, 2016, 5:13 am

Wilson wrote:Seems like people want a rule that will always give them the proper path. No such thing exists. These are all just general guidelines which will mostly work but sometimes are subject to exceptions.
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Re: The Golden Rule, revised

Post by Blake 789 » June 12th, 2016, 6:02 am

Misty wrote:
How can one know "how they would treat you" before the fact?

By meeting them and/or interacting with them you will form a general idea over time is the usual way of doing it. Well there isn't really another way of doing it you would be talking about people you never met otherwise.


Also, if they beat you up you may not want to treat them even "a little bit better" than they had treated you!

You will have the moral high ground if you don't try to beat them up in return but you can try to defend yourself that's still treating them better than they're treating you if they attacked you first.

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Re: The Golden Rule, revised

Post by Rr6 » June 12th, 2016, 12:01 pm

The golden rule--- do unto others as you would have them do onto you ---has
a common variation in many countries and religions. I wondered if there
were any other rules with such commonality e.g,

Is there a silver rule also?
... "Seek fair and just resolution with compassion and empathy for those who violate the laws and moral codes of
humanity, or any of its distinct tribes. "

Perhaps a wooden rule?
.... Forgiveness by God is instantaneous, forgiveness by humans takes time.

Or the bone rule?
.... Eye for eye and tooth for a tooth.--- Im not sure if
any animals other than humans practice this concept. --

Molecular rule?
...."Share not with your cousin what you would not have them share with you."

Quantum rule?
..."Know that the uncertainty of mind, being common to all humans, does not necessitate chaos."

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Re: The Golden Rule, revised

Post by shuzbot » June 10th, 2018, 3:07 pm

This seems like it is probably the right place to ask, what is the best edition of Kant's 'Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals' to buy? I am told it's important to know these things.

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