Could you please give me some examples of secular objectivists and subjectivists(that are not moral relativist)?

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Could you please give me some examples of secular objectivists and subjectivists(that are not moral relativist)?

Post by Obolinda » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:33 am

I'm curious as somebody told me, while I was having a discussion with an omnivore, that morality just depends on how people feel, it changes with society. After pointing out that he couldn't be consistent and condemn something under his moral system.

Could you please give me their philosophies/meta ethics too? He's interested. :D

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:59 pm

The biggest group would be utilitarians. Then you have the altruists who are slightly different but still agree on 99% of things.

The only major difference between a utilitarian and an altruist would be the scenario where I cause you one unit of suffering to gain two units of pleasure (or whatever positive thing): altruists will tend to reject that while all other things being equal utilitarians say that's a good outcome.

Are you looking for particular people or...?

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Post by Obolinda » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:27 pm

brimstoneSalad wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:59 pm
The biggest group would be utilitarians. Then you have the altruists who are slightly different but still agree on 99% of things.

The only major difference between a utilitarian and an altruist would be the scenario where I cause you one unit of suffering to gain two units of pleasure (or whatever positive thing): altruists will tend to reject that while all other things being equal utilitarians say that's a good outcome.

Are you looking for particular people or...?
particularly people :D thank you

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:35 pm

Peter Singer is a fairly popular example. He has a lot of books out on ethics.

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Post by Obolinda » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:39 am

brimstoneSalad wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:35 pm
Peter Singer is a fairly popular example. He has a lot of books out on ethics.

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