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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Eureka!, Feb 1, 2016.
I wake up every morning FREE!
Sorry to sound smug .... think of it as more of a debating contrivance
How much freedom of choice do you believe you actually have?
Only that much I have forged for myself.
Forgery is also handy for claiming unlimited wealth.
Can't make his point on one thread. Starts another thread.
I think to be more precise- was shown to be wrong on another thread so tries his arm here.
Krystalnacht- were those attacking the Jews have freedom of choice or not- and if not what was forcing them?
I may take a look at what's happened since he was corrected over the weekend.
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Krystalnacht- were those attacking the Jews have freedom of choice or not- and if not what was forcing them?[/QUOTE]
Just because freedom of choice is a high moral principle - the highest even - does not mean it can be allowed free reign.
My proposition would be that free choice needs to be given more importance when looking at moral or political problems.
Who wants anything without limit?
OMG I was corrected? How orgasmic for you!
Freedom of choice has no moral principle... you are free to be morally good and free to be morally bad.
A serial killer is engaging in freedom of choice.
Well yes, but it is possible to be similarly reductionist about anything claiming to be a moral principle. For example, the moral principle "help others" ... one could help a serial killer.
All I am asking is that freedom of choice is considered a Good Thing.
Help a serial killer to do what? Pick flowers for his mother? Rescue a kitten? Dispose of a body?
And as I've said, choice can be both so you've got quite a hill to climb there.
Isn't this the sort of airy fairy 'discussion' one had as a teenager at school when one thought one was being 'deep' and full of meaning?
Possibly....and it still feels good! Much better even, for now I am mightily confident.
I hadn't noticed that
Of my thought processes (the validity thereof); of my persona; of my relation to the world.
Oh dear! Ever heard of hubris and nemesis?