Ok. Morality theories. Utilitarianism (ONLY VALUE IS MAXIMUM ROI) is flawed as it’s not possible to determine maximum utility. Deontological (OBLIGATION, RULE BASED) ethics is flawed since people lie. Looking at Holly M Smith’s work, which she calls: “Applicability Demand”: I’d call it “Affordances” but I think she adds important nuance specific to morality. It’s principles-based, has GO/NO-GO path and is pragmatic. Good balance. 1. Ability in the narrow sense to use a moral principle as a decision guide 2. Narrow usability as an action guide: 3. Epistemic ability to perform an act: 4. Ability in the broad sense to use a moral principle as a decision guide: 5. Broad usability as an action guide:

Ok. Morality theories.

Utilitarianism (ONLY VALUE IS MAXIMUM ROI) is flawed as it’s not possible to determine maximum utility.

Deontological (OBLIGATION, RULE BASED) ethics is flawed since people lie.

Looking at Holly M Smith’s work, which she calls: “Applicability Demand”:

I’d call it “Affordances” but I think she adds important nuance specific to morality. It’s principles-based, has GO/NO-GO path and is pragmatic. Good balance.

1. Ability in the narrow sense to use a moral principle as a decision guide
2. Narrow usability as an action guide:
3. Epistemic ability to perform an act:
4. Ability in the broad sense to use a moral principle as a decision guide:
5. Broad usability as an action guide:

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https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/41683078.pdf Oh I might be able to read her theory as she’s been teaching it for some time

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I can only skim this stuff as it’s ‘thick’ and I don’t speak Philosophy. But I can glean.

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10 Is there a regress problem?
20 CASE: YES, GOTO 10
NO, GOTO 10
30 END
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Oh nooo – I might have to consider abandoning David Kellog Lewis. Already I’m being pursuaded.
 
http://fas-philosophy.rutgers.edu/hsmith/Papers/David_Lewis%27s_Semantics_for_Deontic_Logic.pdf
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 Noooooo. she’s right already. Sorry Lewis. But it was fun while it lasted.

BUT that was written in 1977. When I’m done, I’ll see if Lewis had answers to this and/or reformulation

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