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Windows 7: Quote of the Day - 2

06 Dec 2010   #461
johnwillyums

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Moral luck
Main article: Moral luck
The problem of moral luck is that some people are born into, live within, and experience circumstances that seem to change their moral culpability when all other factors remain the same.
For instance, a case of circumstantial moral luck: a poor person is born into a poor family, and has no other way to feed himself so he steals his food. Another person, born into a very wealthy family, does very little but has ample food and does not need to steal to get it. Should the poor person be more morally blameworthy than the rich person? After all, it is not his fault that he was born into such circumstances, but a matter of "luck".
A related case is resultant moral luck. For instance, two persons behave in a morally culpable way, such as driving carelessly, but end up producing unequal amounts of harm: one strikes a pedestrian and kills him, while the other does not. That one driver caused a death and the other did not is no part of the drivers' intentional actions; yet most observers would likely ascribe greater blame to the driver who killed. (Compare consequentialism.)
The fundamental question of moral luck is how our moral responsibility is changed by factors over which we have no control.

Bit heavy eh? Enjoyed the limerick Jan

NB Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._in_philosophy
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06 Dec 2010   #462
A Guy

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There's someone in my head but it's not me.
~Pink Floyd, Brain Damage

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07 Dec 2010   #463
StalkeR

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When all you own is a hammer, every problem starts looking like a nail.
Abraham Maslow
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07 Dec 2010   #464
BrightBlessings

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Moral luck
Main article: Moral luck
The problem of moral luck is that some people are born into, live within, and experience circumstances that seem to change their moral culpability when all other factors remain the same.
For instance, a case of circumstantial moral luck: a poor person is born into a poor family, and has no other way to feed himself so he steals his food. Another person, born into a very wealthy family, does very little but has ample food and does not need to steal to get it. Should the poor person be more morally blameworthy than the rich person? After all, it is not his fault that he was born into such circumstances, but a matter of "luck".
A related case is resultant moral luck. For instance, two persons behave in a morally culpable way, such as driving carelessly, but end up producing unequal amounts of harm: one strikes a pedestrian and kills him, while the other does not. That one driver caused a death and the other did not is no part of the drivers' intentional actions; yet most observers would likely ascribe greater blame to the driver who killed. (Compare consequentialism.)
The fundamental question of moral luck is how our moral responsibility is changed by factors over which we have no control.

Bit heavy eh? Enjoyed the limerick Jan

NB Source: List of unsolved problems in philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thanks for posting this John,I like things that get me cogitating
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07 Dec 2010   #465
johnwillyums

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"I will tell you what war is. War is a psychosis caused by an inability to see relationships. Our relationship with our fellowmen. Our relationship with our economic and historical situation. And above all our relationship to nothingness, to death."
— John Fowles (The Magus)
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08 Dec 2010   #466
StalkeR

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Quote:
They say it's lonely at the top, in whatever you do
You always gotta watch motherf**kers around you
GangStarr
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08 Dec 2010   #467
johnwillyums

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"I'm funny how? I mean funny-- like I'm I a clown? I amuse you? I make you laugh? I'm here to f****in amuse you? How the f**k am I funny?! What the f**k is so funny about me?!"

Tommy (Joe Pesci) Goodfellas
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08 Dec 2010   #468
JMH

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Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.

Kahlil Gibran


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08 Dec 2010   #469
A Guy

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Your highness, when I said that you are like a stream of bat's piss, I only mean that you shine out like a shaft of gold when all around it is dark.
~Monty Python

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09 Dec 2010   #470
StalkeR

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Quote:
We can't command our love, but we can our actions.
Arthur Conan Doyle
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