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Issues in Ethics

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Author: Sam Vaknin
Published: 2002
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,882 / 121 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.8
LoC Category: BJ
Downloads: 2,068 7118
License: ©

(c) 2002 Copyright Lidija Rangelovska.

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ature will make it collapse and, thus, punish us. We have no choice in the matter. The laws of nature constrain our moral principles as well.


This lack of choice stands in stark contrast to the "good" and "right" of morality. The laws of morality cannot be compared to the laws of nature - nor are they variants or derivatives thereof. The laws of nature leave us no choice. The laws of morality rely on our choice.

Yet, the identical vocabulary and syntax we successfully employ in both cases (the pragmatic and the moral) - "right action", "good", and "ought to" - surely signify a deep and hidden connection between our dictated reactions to the laws of nature and our chosen reactions to the laws of morality (i.e., our reactions to the laws of Man or God)? Perhaps the principles and rules of morality ARE laws of nature - but with choice added? Modern physics incorporates deterministic theories (Newton's, Einstein's) - and theories involving probability and choice (Quantum Mechanics and its



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