Re: Rational base for morals

Scott Badger (
Tue, 12 Jan 1999 23:08:51 -0600

Eric Ruud wrote:

>Does anyone ever consider, when trying to base all on some golden rule,
>people do not all like the same things? For example, I would like someone
>make me some sort of Spinach dish.... there are many for whom this would be
>only annoyance.
>There is more involved in ethics than a simple consideration of one's own

Quite so. Multiculturalism has made us aware that the old Golden Rule no longer applies. The new Golden Rule is:

"Do unto others as they would have you do unto them."

This is, of course, a more troublesome rule to follow. but I endorse it.