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comment 12 by prolibertas

Steve Zara: "It's quite reasonable to say that goodness is pretty much universal to humans because we mostly all built the same, so we all can suffer in the same ways".

Well well, who is sounding like Sam Harris now...?

I don't think I am sounding like Sam. Human values should be more than about some scientific measure of suffering, or even goodness. Questions about what we "ought" to do still remain, as far as I can see. For example, both a socialist (like me) and a libertarian will agree that people suffer due to poverty, and that suffering is bad, but we will have utterly different ideas of what we ought to do about it.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 22:45:46 UTC | #865021