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How do you make moral decisions?


In those situation where there is no such thing as a simple gut-instinct obvious 'right' thing to do... how do you decide how to act?

 

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Michael Ward (CrescentSkies) says

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    Dan Barfield 4 years ago

    Do you think there is a natural moral "good and bad" then? That this "gut feeling" is the same for everyone?


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Erin Nichols (lilmissmontana) says

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    Dan Barfield 4 years ago

    In the end it is everyone's own responsibility to take care of their body. In that situation I would maybe give them some literature or a documentary on the subject. It's easy to be patronising without realising it so I'd signpost them to an expert.


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    Dan Barfield 4 years ago

    How do you weigh up the pros and cons? how do you ascribe value?


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Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) says

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    Dan Barfield 4 years ago

    What if gut feeling takes you the wrong way? Righteous anger can make people make snap decisions...

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    Dan Barfield 4 years ago

    This is a Kantian style choice and I have to say these ones always appealed to me more than Utilitarian ideals. Motive and intention are good things to go on. Even if the result is bad - it was right to do in some way if your intentions were pure.


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    Dan Barfield 4 years ago

    Hi there - thanks for dropping by :) I think that's not actually a bad approach. Do what you won't feel guilty about afterwards... of course this doesn't win in the old no-win situation of course... what then?


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