Re: Re[2]: Re: left anarchy, right anarchy
Wed, 1 Oct 1997 14:06:32 -0400 (EDT)

>It's a thought experiment, like any kind of experiment: you hold some
parameters steady while
twiddling the knob on others. The idea is to draw out one's intuitions
and presuppositions on the matter, to see if they're coherent with each
other. It's called philosophy.

Guru George<

I wasn't questioning thought experiments per se I was questioning
your use of a particularly unlikely scenario applied to the question
of morals. I have to side with Ayn Rand here(she was
philosopher and stuff) when she refers to the "ethics of emergencies"--
as if these "your-neighbor's-dog-is-drowning-and-you're-late-for-
work..." scenarios should provide us with some kind of "code of living"
(whatever that means).