Search:

Type: Posts; User: Paradiso

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,528

    Fair enough. It would be good that we feel...

    Fair enough. It would be good that we feel sympathy rather than not feel it. Sympathy matters. The nonexistence of moral responsibility means that right and wrong don't exist because those depend on...
  2. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,528

    We're on the same page, then. And I agree that...

    We're on the same page, then. And I agree that it's quite obvious; but unfortunately, most of society doesn't.

    Another relevant point is that if free will and moral responsibility don't exist, we...
  3. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,528

    The distinction here is between causal...

    The distinction here is between causal responsibility and moral responsibility. What you're identifying is the former, and you're correct that questions of free will, determinism, etc, don't affect...
  4. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,528

    I think I can agree with what both of you are...

    I think I can agree with what both of you are saying. The relevant distinction is between making the offender suffer for purposes of revenge/retributivism and making the offender suffer in order to...
  5. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,528

    Ah, we're not defining "punishment" in the same...

    Ah, we're not defining "punishment" in the same way. What I mean by punishment is suffering or some other negative experience inflicted on the "offender" simply because of what he or she did due to...
  6. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,528

    Punishment requires moral responsibility, which...

    Punishment requires moral responsibility, which we agree doesn't exist. I agree that offenders need to be separated from society, but they cannot be made to suffer for what they did.
  7. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,528

    Re: CL's point that this conclusion is...

    Re: CL's point that this conclusion is meaningless/doesn't matter.

    It may be true that whether or not our justice system changes as a result of this realization is in some sense "not up to us"....
  8. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,528

    Relevant post...

    Relevant post


    Our universe is either deterministic (everything if the result of a prior sufficient cause) or indeterministic (some things don't have prior sufficient causes). These categories...
  9. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,528

    The Impossibility of Moral Responsibility

    An argument advanced by free will philosopher Galen Strawson:


    1. You do what you do because of the way you are (your nature or character).
    2. To be truly responsible for what you do, you must...
Results 1 to 9 of 9