Sunday, June 01, 2008

ethics

This post pretty much sums up my outlook on ethics. It's nice and short too. Best bit
... any rational decision-making process requires starting with a set of priors and then updating these as new information becomes available. Figuring out the right set of ethical rules is just a special case of such a process, but exclusive deontology seems to require that we rigidly ignore any new information, and exclusive consequentialism seems to require complete information.

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