Gödel Flawed the Ethics
Well, this blog-thread is taking directions, I must say. Great to see that Rik was corrected on the implied oss-fud.
Which makes my job as easy as straighting out his moral theory. Just some of his quotes:
As Gödel would say: "Rik, you might be right, but there is no way to prove it."
- ...judging about "the right thing to do".
- There are quite a few VERY good arguments FOR a war...
- I certainly do not share the "no war" dogma - ...
- ...there IS such a thing as justified war ...
- so let us all keep on trying, but refrain from judging "the right thing to do"
- there might be arguments, but none of them will accumulate to logical prove and hence justification.
- dogma is bad, utterly naieve (?) I would go for the "no war" axiom.
- Nope. There might be (correction, there WILL be) in the most correct logical tradition more then one paradox based on any ethical rule-system you start off from. In each of these stalemate positions any next step is subject to your utter arbitrary choice.
The choice might be arbitrary in terms of "neither option not logically to be proven as correct". However it is my personal believe that exactly those conditions offer humankind the chance to show off some of their proclaimed (intelligence and moral) supperiority. I see today a huge missed chance.
These thoughts are not making you happy? The conclusion to just chear up after reading is another one of these arbitrary things to do. I know I can. Just to help: use your imagination.
*update* Picking up the dual subject: "While at it, you might as well make the OSS choice :-)"
*update* More hyperlinks wrap-up the original post. Special attention should go to mindsharing buddy.