Re: ETHICS: value-sets and value-systems

Felix Ungman (
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 11:33:19 +0200

Mitchell Porter:
>But to get the most out of it, one should probably first
>figure out, as completely as possible, one's "value set" -
>the "primary values", the things that are ends in themselves.

The only thing an end in itself, is *life*. The problem
with choosing a value set becomes measuring *life*.
Now, you could say this is intrinsic, as *life* is uniquely
determined by *life form*. Here the term *life form*
includes both biological body, neurological circuit,
and memetic content like life style and culture.

So: Choosing your life form is a matter of *taste*,
the morality will follow.