anthony Posted February 16, 2016 Share Posted February 16, 2016 9 hours ago, BaalChatzaf said: The GR is the most practical of ethical principles. It is so practical it has popped up in just about every human society going way back to ancient days. One should hesitate to caste out a principle that is so well grounded in common sense and has been shown to work, time after time. On pragmatic grounds the GR is the all time champion. The 'argument from historicism'. (If there is such). Mankind survives still, so any rationale can be ascribed as beneficent cause. Practicality alone doesn't crack it, Bob. The golden rule is at best obvious - a given, for any honest and decent person who acts on his virtue irrespective of others, while implicitly expecting others to treat him the same way (but who knows that doesn't always follow). And it may be used as a justification for any kind of immorality you can name. It's worn out, well past time to drop it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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