Why be good?

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by Elohist, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    You must be from southern hemisphere. You are telling me what is on mine mind , wow wow, No wonder we have a contious disagreement, Please speak to me with a common language (sequitur ) are you trying to impress me with fancy words ?
     
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  3. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    Wow, you are right, our process of thought is different. It would never even occur to me to think that there was something wrong with people from the Southern Hemisphere.

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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    You have a habit of bigoted ad homs. You have been called on these several times previously. Something your favorite friend Paddoboy has gotten in trouble for.

    I quoted your direct response to origin's post. i.e. you are telling me what is on your mind.

    non sequitur means "it does not follow".

    As in this:
    Have you participate in an uprising by force ? Many innocent people get hurt.
    does not logically follow from this:
    ...when laws are unjust, then it's our duty to disobey them.
     
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  7. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Spidergoat :" Except when laws are unjust, then it's our duty to disobey them."
    Go argue with him!
     
  8. Elohist Registered Member

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    If you refer to said payoff as the direct and indirect consequences of our choices, Yes.

    Otherwise, No.
     
  9. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    No problem. I'll take that as a retraction.
     
  10. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    For example:::

    When you have a choice of what to eat... woud you rather have sompethin you like to eat or dont like to eat.???
     
  11. spidergoat Speak of the Devil Valued Senior Member

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    That isn't always enough of a reason not to do it.
     
  12. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe they respond to me, I'd like that. I'm bored.
     
  13. Counter Registered Senior Member

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    Possibly for goodness' sake. So evil cannot come into being.
     
  14. Elohist Registered Member

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    Most times I would rather eat something that is good for my health, even if I don't like it.
     
  15. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Cluelusshusbund
    Whether my conscious choices are considered good or bad by others... i expect a payoff from those choices... dont you.???
    Which makes my pont that we expect a payoff from the choices we make... eg... the payoff you expect from the food choices you make are good taste an good health.!!!
     
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  16. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Are you saying I'm evil?
     
  17. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I can see evil "coming into being" as we speak....

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    Now that I think of it; How does evil come into being? Is it actually becoming a being or is it coming *into* a being??
     
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  18. river Valued Senior Member

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    advanced beings are good to themselves .
     
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  19. Counter Registered Senior Member

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    This is psychology question:"are all good actions benevolent?"

    A good action makes the actor feel good: it is selfish.
     
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  20. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Good question. Often there are unintended consequences from trying to do good.
     
  21. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    If consideration is given to the notion that all people are connected then there is no contradiction between wishing to do well by another and expecting to do well in the first instance.

    Selfishness is only a bad thing when pursued to an unnecessary extreme .

    Give and take, Moderation in all things etc etc
     
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  22. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Unfortunately , as a species we don't do moderation. That's why we are an invasive species. We are beginning to pay the price for our collection greed. Professor Bartlett has an interesting lecture on the "exponential function" and it's consequences of steady growth in a limited space.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI1C9DyIi_8
     
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  23. Elohist Registered Member

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    Do you think the reason for this is biological?
     

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