Re: Ethics

Daniel Fabulich (
Mon, 6 Jul 1998 03:12:19 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 5 Jul 1998, Scott Badger wrote:

> I do completely agree with you that ethical standards are subjective and
> fluidic (real word?).

OK, I've got to butt in here. Philosophically speaking, you're making a rather lofty presumption which you have not at all defended. There are a large body of philosophers who claim that we can rationally determine what we ought to do, and thereby solve the problem of ethics. I find this position rather strong, since it seems to me that one cannot rationally disprove this, except possibly by showing how rationality cannot be used to make choices, an absurd claim.

Have you uncovered something that rational moral philosophers haven't?