Tuesday, September 06, 2005

EUREKA!! I've figured it out!

After SO MANY DAYS of thinking and agonizing over the HUGE problem of the ethical imperative for an Objectivist facing an emergency situation, I have finally figured out what would be the moral thing to do according to objective ethical principles! There was no gaping hole in Objectivist ethics in explaining the moral imperative. It was merely in my own thinking. I'll have to write it out entirely... but it's a long process... and I still need to gather all my thoughts. So not now. Later. But I know. The key to the whole issue is, the Objectivist premise of epistemology: how does one know what one knows? Through perceptual integration and reason based on the axioms of existence and identity. Therefore, the moral imperative is to seek to know and understand reality. Evasion of reality or faking reality are cardinal acts of immorality according to Objectivist ethics. Reality is as is, and identity is the recognition of that reality. Denying either one or both of these premises is not only anti-reality and anti-reason, but also immoral.

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Blogger Semperviva said...

things are going really well-- really really well and although i always look for the good in every situation, i have less searching to find it around here, lol... i wish you could come and experience this place for yourself... peace ttyl!

9/06/2005 03:38:00 PM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

What place is it? Where is "Steubeiville" or whatever it is. Francis College, right? Never heard of it. I'm been around Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo Ohio.... don't know much else of that state.

9/06/2005 03:43:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

www.franciscan.edu

It the first town on the border- after West Virginia... 20 minutes from Pittsburg, I think...

9/06/2005 04:04:00 PM  

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