Tag: objective

Objective Morality? Be Real(ist) – SciPhi

Moral Realism Moral Realism states that there are some moral truths that are agent independent. Whilst not all moral judgements are necessarily objective, some are, at least under moral realism. We explore if morality can indeed be objective as well as answering questions and statements about moral relativism, subjectivism, and discussing truth-apt statements. Objective Morality!? Be Ral(ist)! – The Video Our SciPhi Podcasts are usually live YouTube Streams. If you prefer to watch rather than listen, here’s the video:…


Morality and Misconceptions – SciPhi: 018 [Video]

Morality and Misconceptions Morality is a complex topic often discussed on the internet. There are a number of misconceptions surrounding it and as such, I created some “cards” for quick reference based on a number of learnings from a variety of sources and moral theories. W e will be leaning on a number of things we learned from Season 2 of Fresh AiR. As well as leaning on: Does Morality Have a Purpose? On Value Is Value Entirely Subjective? Morality,…


Does Morality Have a Purpose?

Morality is the principles of good/bad right/wrong behaviour, but what is the purpose of these rules? To answer this question we have to look back and consider how morality came about, and how it served us in the past. We will also have to examine moral theories, past and present, to see how they work and if their purpose is aligned. Morality, the wonder years If we consider early stages in our evolution, we struggled a lot more to survive…


On Morality: Subjective vs Objective – A Discussion – Fresh AiR – S02:E04

Subjective? Objective? Something Else? It is common to hear many reduce morality to it either being subjective or objective, but how accurate is that? Are people defining these terms properly? Are there correct definitions for the context? If one part of morality is subjective, does that make it all subjective? Well, tonight these two atheists, discuss the difference, one taking the stance from a philosophical point of view (Dave) the other (Kriss) taking a contemporary atheist approach. Related Articles and…


On Value

An article that seems to raise a few objections on our yearly reshare is TrolleyDave’s ‘Is Value Entirely Subjective?‘ To tell you the truth, when I first read his article there were some things I disagreed with too. Dave gave me a number of different articles to read about value. I was desperately trying to understand his position before I contested it, but everything he was sending me seemed to back up what I already thought or give new information…


Fresh AiR – S01:E03 – Morality

Tonight we delve in to Morality, exploring; The Correct Definitions of Subjective and Objective What is meant by Morality, and what its purpose is How we apply morality in a normative sense The difference between normative and descriptive examinations of morality Arguments for and against Subjective morality Articles Related to the Show Conflated and Misunderstood Terms – Volume 3 – Subjective / Objective Morals and Morality On Morality – Part 1: Defining our terms On Morality – Part 2: Subjective…


Objective / Subjective – Morals / Morality – Conflated and Misunderstood Terms – Volume 3

This article is to define and discuss objective and subjective, morals and morality. As with any article on AiR we don’t always agree. Where science is concerned and the evidence is irrefutable we of course accept and believe it to be true. When it is opinion or something philosophical we may have differences. As such I am glad we have a philosophy masters student in our midst. He has helped me bridge the gap between some ideas and misconceptions I…