Ethics Man

Going for a consistent set of principles seems to be really about:

  1. “Scientifically” imagining scenarios where we are clear about right and wrong courses of action, for example torturing an innocent person is wrong, giving a meal to a starving person is right.
  2. Narrowing this down by deciding where we stand on more difficult choices.
  3. Determining a feature-set of each group (right actions and wrong actions) from which we generate principles which would apply to newly imagined scenarios

So a bottom-up method to design principles which then work top-down.

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