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Is morality objective or subjective?

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Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Post by LuckyR » August 17th, 2019, 1:51 am

Kaz_1983 wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Is colour subjective?
It depends on what you mean by "color". If you mean the wavelength of light that it reflects, objective. If you mean the perception your optical cortex gives you when those wavelengths stimulate it, subjective.
"As usual... it depends."

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Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Post by Greta » August 17th, 2019, 5:44 pm

LuckyR wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 1:51 am
Kaz_1983 wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Is colour subjective?
It depends on what you mean by "color". If you mean the wavelength of light that it reflects, objective. If you mean the perception your optical cortex gives you when those wavelengths stimulate it, subjective.
That's what I was wanting to say.

It calls to mind the tree falling in forest without witnesses that creates vibrations in lieu of sound as would be interpreted had someone been there to hear.

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Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Post by Consul » August 17th, 2019, 5:59 pm

Greta wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 5:44 pm
LuckyR wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 1:51 am
It depends on what you mean by "color". If you mean the wavelength of light that it reflects, objective. If you mean the perception your optical cortex gives you when those wavelengths stimulate it, subjective.
That's what I was wanting to say.It calls to mind the tree falling in forest without witnesses that creates vibrations in lieu of sound as would be interpreted had someone been there to hear.
There's a distinction between (objective) physical colors and (subjective) phenomenal colors (colors-as-experienced).
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Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Post by LuckyR » August 17th, 2019, 10:35 pm

Consul wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Greta wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 5:44 pm
That's what I was wanting to say.It calls to mind the tree falling in forest without witnesses that creates vibrations in lieu of sound as would be interpreted had someone been there to hear.
There's a distinction between (objective) physical colors and (subjective) phenomenal colors (colors-as-experienced).
Sounds like we're all in agreement.
"As usual... it depends."

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