How many bad people are there?

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by DaveC426913, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Do what? Steal?
     
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  3. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    offered IMHO only (again), and not offered as anything but a perspective or constructive feedback
    it's not too much to ask, but in that very same first post you also wrote this:
    so, it starts out good and you talk about the videos you saw, but then the post distracts away a bit when you put "I know at least one person who is a chronic abider". Then you explain what you do, and end with the above first quote.

    in just reading the first post it is a little misleading when you consider the later posts where you narrow what you're asking to a specific scenario, especially considering the thread title. the first post, as it reads right now, would still require the definition of "bad", which you narrow a definition to in post #15 (linked)
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Fair enough.

    I'm not irritated with anyone (not you or iceaura or others), if my posts come across that way. (I should probably add some conciliatory notes, such as "I agree, I am more interested in this other thing..." )

    When I started I I deliberately left it open so as not to squash discussion too much, but I am trying to guide the conversation without strong-arming it or shutting anyone down.
    But what's happening is it ends up being so vague that no one will actually commit to an answer "because reasons". A number that takes into account any reasons should be doable.

    So I'm clarifying as it sort of drifts away from my question.
     
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  7. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    yeah, I caught that.
    I didn't think you were irritated.

    if you don't mind: just offering some thoughts below that are relevant, IMHO
    I do find the general topic fascinating, but mostly because of the justifications used by people to do "bad" things. Sometimes the actions are situational and a usually "good" person does a "bad" thing.

    well, IMHO - the word "bad" is so subjective so the use of the examples is necesarry, but the examples actually just measures illegal actions, not "bad", per se

    Sometimes "bad" is necesarry, so is that "bad" act really "bad"?

    again, IMHO - I think it's doable for the term "illegal"
     

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