Camels With Hammers
Philosophy, Ethics, Atheism, Nietzsche
In these posts I explain my views on why morality is valid.
My Systematic, Naturalistic Empowerment Ethics, With Applications to Tyrants, the Differently Abled, and LGBT People
The Contexts, Objective Hierarchies, and Spectra of Goods and Bads (Or “Why Murder Is Bad”)
Paths to Moral Objectivity: Pragmatics
A Map With A Few of My Paths to Moral Objectivity
In Which I Answer Leah Libresco’s Moral Philosophy Concerns So You Don’t Become A Catholic Too
Goodness Is A Factual Matter (Goodness=Effectiveness)
Grounding Objective Value Independent Of Human Interests And Moralities
Non-Reductionistic Analysis Of Values Into Facts
Effectiveness Is The Primary Goal In Itself, Not Merely A Means
What Is Happiness And Why Is It Good?
On The Intrinsic Connection Between Being And Goodness
Deriving An Atheistic, Naturalistic, Realist Account Of Morality
How Our Morality Realizes Our Humanity
From Is To Ought: How Normativity Fits Into Naturalism
Can Good Teaching Be Measured?
Some People Live Better As Short-Lived Football or Boxing Stars Than As Long Lived Philosophers
The Objective Value of Ordered Complexity
Defining Intrinsic Goodness, Using Marriage As An Example
The Facts About Intrinsic and Instrumental Goods and The Cultural Construction of Intrinsic Goods
Subjective Valuing And Objective Values
My Perspectivist, Teleological Account Of The Relative Values Of Pleasure And Pain
Pleasure And Pain As Intrinsic Instrumental Goods
What Does It Mean For Pleasure And Pain To Be “Intrinsically Instrumental” Goods?
Against Moral Intuitionism
Moral vs. Non-Moral Values
Maximal Self-Realization In Self-Obliteration: The Existential Paradox of Heroic Self-Sacrifice
On Good And Evil For Non-Existent People
My Perfectionistic, Egoistic AND Universalistic, Indirect Consequentialism (And Contrasts With Other Kinds)
Towards A “Non-Moral” Standard Of Ethical Evaluation
Further Towards A “Non-Moral” Standard Of Ethical Evaluation
On The Incoherence Of Divine Command Theory And Why Even If God DID Make Things Good And Bad, Faith-Based Religions Would Still Be Irrelevant
God and Goodness
Moral Mutability, Not Subjective Morality. Moral Pluralism, Not Moral Relativism.
How Morality Can Change Through Objective Processes And In Objectively Defensible Ways
Nietzsche: Moral Absolutism and Moral Relativism Are “Equally Childish”
Is Emotivistic Moral Nihilism Rationally Consistent?
The Universe Does Not Care About Our Morality. But So What?
Why Be Morally Dutiful, Fair, or Self-Sacrificing If The Ethical Life Is About Power?
A Philosophical Polemic Against Moral Nihilism
Why Moral Nihilism Is Self-Contradictory
Answering Objections From A Moral Nihilist
If You Don’t Believe in Objective Values Then Don’t Talk To Me About Objective Scientific Truth Either
Is Anything Intrinsically Good or Bad? An Interview with James Gray
My Metaethical Views Are Challenged. A Debate With “Ivan”
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