Objections to Minimal Moral Realism

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Re: Objections to Minimal Moral Realism

Post by Frank Quasar » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:32 am

@brimstoneSalad I was initially doing comic and concept art as a course because I wanted to strive for a career path that would be relatively relaxed/best suit my skill set. I do enjoy creating the illustrations within that fashion, and my peers told me I should push towards that path and create something for myself in the future.

On my first day during induction I realised I made a big mistake, and I regretted picking the course, terribly. It was a 2 week process before I was successfully released, and now I'm pursuing architecture instead. I know I won't enjoy it, and it will definitely bring far more immense stress, but I believe it can provide a better degree in the long term for job opportunities as oppose to what comic and concept art could ever yield.

I should've transferred this year, but for some reason the lady who was in charge of my documents/transfer communication failed to respond. Not sure why, but I got the letter which confirmed my place on the course, now I have no other choice but to apply next year.

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:37 pm

@Frank Quasar Sounds like you made the right choice! Sorry to hear about that administrative mess up.

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Post by Frank Quasar » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:24 pm

@brimstoneSalad

Found this video where Dr. AVI discussed minimal moral realism with a guy known as "Realistic Nihilist". Pretty interesting discussion, to say the least. Feel free to watch if you're ever bored and have the time to do so. I think this is one of the only few times I've found an in-depth discussion on this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7qdVOS ... BtmYNvA6H4

(Ignore the time-stamp that's there. The entire video goes over the discussion)

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:37 pm

@Frank Quasar I think Avi fell off the internet, maybe for good this time.

Where there any interesting arguments in that you can summarize and think I should address?

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Post by Frank Quasar » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:41 am

brimstoneSalad wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:37 pm
I think Avi fell off the internet, maybe for good this time.


He has, I think it might've been due to some issues that he was having in terms of work and whatnot. It's a shame, though.

He had some good influence on Ask Yourself's NTT shtick, and he was one of the three people (other two being JHC and Alex Malpass) who helped to formulate the new NTT syllogism/deductive validity tree, or at least contributed in some aspect.

Speaking of which, will you be covering the new material in your article in regards to what Ask Yourself has provided in his latest video?
brimstoneSalad wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:37 pm
Where there any interesting arguments in that you can summarize and think I should address?


There were some interesting points, but I haven't watched the video in a while. I'll re-watch it and provide some summaries for you when I'm able to do so. I don't think it's incredibly important, though. The only reason why I even linked it was because I found it interesting that a conversation on minimal realism took place and to such an extent. They hardly shed any light on it.

I'll stop pasting these extremely long videos and asking you to watch them, lol. I understand if you don't have the time, so from now on I'll just collect summaries alongside the time-stamps instead.

There was an interesting exchange towards the end, though. They were talking about some objections against ethical subjectivism, and AVI expressed some concerns about the absurd entailments of the position. The objection seemed to be closely related to the problem of "genuine moral disagreements" under ethical subjectivism (contradictory propositions), if I'm not mistaken.

AVI also stated in the video that he might consider being a minimal moral realist at most.

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:58 pm

Frank Quasar wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:41 am
Speaking of which, will you be covering the new material in your article in regards to what Ask Yourself has provided in his latest video?
Yes, but I've been pressed for time this week so I have not had a chance to watch it yet.

Thanks for any cliff notes you can make. It does sound interesting.
Frank Quasar wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:41 am
AVI also stated in the video that he might consider being a minimal moral realist at most.
That's good to hear, I hope he comes back some time.

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