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    Thread: Moral justification for the execution of criminals of war?
Post: RE: Moral justification for the execution of crimi...

(August 7, 2022 at 3:43 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote: So, sure, a criminal can (and should, and does) expect all of the benefits of the social contract afforded to his station or acts.  That's usually ...
bennyboy Philosophy 99 1126 August 8, 2022 at 9:07 am
    Thread: Ethics of Fashion
Post: RE: Ethics of Fashion

I have very little interest in fashion. However, I do recognize that it's a type of art, and that this particular type of art is highly malleable year by year. I'd say most things could be called us...
bennyboy Philosophy 60 674 August 7, 2022 at 3:16 pm
    Thread: Moral justification for the execution of criminals of war?
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(August 7, 2022 at 2:44 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote: I think that might be the item in question.  Whether well organized savagery still counts as savagery.  The primary utilitarian reason to treat all...
bennyboy Philosophy 99 1126 August 7, 2022 at 3:09 pm
    Thread: Moral justification for the execution of criminals of war?
Post: RE: Moral justification for the execution of crimi...

(August 7, 2022 at 2:40 pm)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: ... until you're the innocent marched to the death chamber, am I right? I doubt you'd be so blithe at that point.That seems pretty unlikely. Quote:A...
bennyboy Philosophy 99 1126 August 7, 2022 at 2:49 pm
    Thread: Moral justification for the execution of criminals of war?
Post: RE: Moral justification for the execution of crimi...

(August 6, 2022 at 8:52 pm)Helios Wrote: There is nothing in the social contract that says "if you do bad stuff we have the right to indulge in a blood sacrifice and kill you for the sake of dead pe...
bennyboy Philosophy 99 1126 August 7, 2022 at 2:41 pm
    Thread: Moral justification for the execution of criminals of war?
Post: RE: Moral justification for the execution of crimi...

(August 6, 2022 at 11:30 pm)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: (August 6, 2022 at 8:37 pm)bennyboy Wrote: In short, why should those who disregard the rights of others still be extended any rights at all? Beca...
bennyboy Philosophy 99 1126 August 7, 2022 at 2:34 pm
    Thread: Moral justification for the execution of criminals of war?
Post: RE: Moral justification for the execution of crimi...

(August 6, 2022 at 5:03 pm)Helios Wrote: The Death Penalty  - Has never been an effective deterrent against crime. -Has no moral basis outside of emotional wraith. -Is not economical as it costs ...
bennyboy Philosophy 99 1126 August 6, 2022 at 8:37 pm
    Thread: Moral justification for the execution of criminals of war?
Post: RE: Moral justification for the execution of crimi...

(August 6, 2022 at 4:56 pm)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: The problem you're clearly avoiding by this point is that killing someone is irrevocable. Granted, you cannot give someone back 14 years of incarcer...
bennyboy Philosophy 99 1126 August 6, 2022 at 8:30 pm
    Thread: Moral justification for the execution of criminals of war?
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(August 5, 2022 at 12:21 pm)Aegon Wrote: Pretty much every study on whether the death penalty is a deterrent are too methodologically flawed to draw conclusions one way or another. Especially becaus...
bennyboy Philosophy 99 1126 August 5, 2022 at 8:08 pm
    Thread: Moral justification for the execution of criminals of war?
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(August 5, 2022 at 11:03 am)Angrboda Wrote: The difference is that a life sentence represents reversible error, whereas execution involves irreversible error.  Decisions regarding irreversible error...
bennyboy Philosophy 99 1126 August 5, 2022 at 7:42 pm
    Thread: Moral justification for the execution of criminals of war?
Post: RE: Moral justification for the execution of crimi...

(August 4, 2022 at 11:55 am)Deesse23 Wrote: (August 4, 2022 at 9:38 am)bennyboy Wrote: I'd say that a life sentence is pretty much the end of a meaningful human existence. A lot of people, includi...
bennyboy Philosophy 99 1126 August 4, 2022 at 6:51 pm
    Thread: Moral justification for the execution of criminals of war?
Post: RE: Moral justification for the execution of crimi...

(August 4, 2022 at 7:03 am)Jehanne Wrote: To sum up your post, "Might makes right." Not really.  If you have might,  you don't even NEED to be right.  You might pretend to be in the right, though, j...
bennyboy Philosophy 99 1126 August 4, 2022 at 9:47 am
    Thread: Moral justification for the execution of criminals of war?
Post: RE: Moral justification for the execution of crimi...

(August 4, 2022 at 7:20 am)The Grand Nudger Wrote: I doubt that you'll get much traction with a plan to kill people for $10 in a thread questioning the morality of executions.  Have a little sel...
bennyboy Philosophy 99 1126 August 4, 2022 at 9:41 am
    Thread: Moral justification for the execution of criminals of war?
Post: RE: Moral justification for the execution of crimi...

(August 4, 2022 at 9:11 am)Deesse23 Wrote: (August 4, 2022 at 5:32 am)bennyboy Wrote: ... a life sentence, being almost as life-ruining as an execution, .....Please re-read what you wrote here, an...
bennyboy Philosophy 99 1126 August 4, 2022 at 9:38 am
    Thread: Moral justification for the execution of criminals of war?
Post: RE: Moral justification for the execution of crimi...

(August 4, 2022 at 2:53 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: (August 4, 2022 at 1:25 am)bennyboy Wrote: The problem with justice is that it lessons the intensity of our efforts to prevent.  It gives the il...
bennyboy Philosophy 99 1126 August 4, 2022 at 5:32 am
    Thread: Moral justification for the execution of criminals of war?
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(August 3, 2022 at 8:52 am)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: I don't like the death penalty because it's far too easy on the recipient. Let 'em spend the rest of their days wondering why they're behind bars. An...
bennyboy Philosophy 99 1126 August 4, 2022 at 1:25 am
    Thread: Proving What We Already "Know"
Post: RE: Proving What We Already "Know"

(July 30, 2022 at 12:03 am)The Grand Nudger Wrote: Go back and read, to see how.  You disagree with the how - it's not that it's nonexistent.  Fucks sake, you're tedious.  I'm starting to wonder if ...
bennyboy Philosophy 171 3808 July 30, 2022 at 1:40 am
    Thread: Proving What We Already "Know"
Post: RE: Proving What We Already "Know"

(July 29, 2022 at 10:38 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote: (July 29, 2022 at 9:09 pm)bennyboy Wrote: I think it's pretty obvious why I'm saying that.  It's not turtles all the way down-- at some point, an...
bennyboy Philosophy 171 3808 July 29, 2022 at 11:57 pm
    Thread: Proving What We Already "Know"
Post: RE: Proving What We Already "Know"

(July 29, 2022 at 6:30 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: bold mine Ever heard of DNA? Anyhow - I was born in a small naval infirmary.  No other babies to be switched with.  So that's out.   Have various ph...
bennyboy Philosophy 171 3808 July 29, 2022 at 9:19 pm
    Thread: Proving What We Already "Know"
Post: RE: Proving What We Already "Know"

(July 29, 2022 at 6:17 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote: How you're resorting to calling the most mundane and trivial use of terms magic - in the hopes that negative associations might do what you failed t...
bennyboy Philosophy 171 3808 July 29, 2022 at 9:09 pm