Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Time Horizons: Morals Edition

FLG found this sentence fascinating:
Alasdair MacIntyre has written about emotivism, the idea that it’s impossible to secure moral agreement in our culture because all judgments are based on how we feel at the moment.

He found it fascinating not because this was some new concept to him, but because it combines a discussion that happened around here a few days ago and the idea of short time horizons, ex. gr. "at the moment."

1 comment:

Andrew Stevens said...

There is that. One of the problems with morality based on one's attitudes is that attitudes change from day to day.

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