Is There A Perfect Ethical Principle?

Is There A Perfect Ethical Principle? July 8, 2012

As a Christian, I seek to live by the Golden Rule. SMBC has a cartoon which calls into question whether even that principle represents a perfect ethical law (HT Hemant Mehta):

I doubt (although feel free not to correct me) that anyone actually has the fetish mentioned in the cartoon. But I can well imagine someone objecting to the attempt to provide equal access to healthcare, for instance, by saying that they genuinely do not think they or anyone else should get healthcare without being charged large sums of money for it when they do so. It isn’t clear how one could counter their objection on the basis of the Golden Rule.

Thoughts?


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