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← Do we need objective morals?

tadmjones's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by tadmjones

In philosophic terms objective means independent of consciousness, meaning a thing is what it is regardless of subjective judgements. Wishing or wanting some'thing' to be a certain way has no bearing on what way the thing is. Rational thinking tells us humans are not infallible, therefore we must develope principles of action to guide our choices. Morality should be objective, it should based on reality and not guided by whim or wish. Man is a certain type of being that must act to survive. Morality is the guide to measure choices of action to help insure proper choices are being made. Good should be defined as those actions that further man's life and ultimately happiness. Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism describes such rational morality. y'all shoud give it a good look see, do not rely on the opinions of others read her and decide refute her if you can.

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:04:48 UTC | #950073