Ethics (as Vegetarians and Ethics)

Natasha V. More (
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 11:01:24 -0700 (MST)

At 05:58 AM 12/13/96 UT, David Musick wrote:

>Now, I'm certainly not advocating any of these activities, but I think it's
>important to think about and discuss why we do or don't think various
>activities are "wrong". Is it possible to have a system of "rational ethics"?

Ethics, when used in a rational sense, gives practical purpose to life while
achieving individual interests. Principles help in developing goals and in
seeking out the realization of same goals.

For me, the question pertains to "values." They are a foundation for
achieving optimal life. If there is contradiction in my values, my choices
in achieving goals could falter, causing reverberations that can be
problematic down the road.

>Would it be based totally on achieving one's goals, or is there more to
>ethics than that?

In that a goal is an object from which an endeavor is directed, a type of
finish line -- how one gets there paints a good portrait.

Natasha Vita More
[f/k/a Nancie Clark]
Transhumanist Art Web site
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