August 25, 2012

Morals

Morals are not descriptions of the way things are. Morals are prescriptions of the way things ought to be. Just because things are a certain way does not mean they should be that way. When Popeye says, "I am what I am" he is making a statement of fact, not a moral claim. If he said, "I ought to be what I am," he would be making a moral claim.

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