Logic of Morals

This is an ongoing study for me.  I wish to take this thinking further.
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Here’s a little math for our judge of morals:

Me + Action = Result
If (Result = Happy Me) then
do (Me + Action)

I can’t generalize as to how many people use the previous logic in order to determine whether or not to do something.  I would say that there’s a lot of people that commit only to that single piece without extending it further.

The generalization is more or less like
If (Result = Happy Me) then
do (All + Action)

This assumes that all people would enjoy the thing that makes you happy.  This is a fallacy.  (Result Happy All)

Again, the same idea works for things we judge as negatively impacting us:

Me + Action = Result
If (Result = Unhappy Me) then
End (Me + Action)

and the generalization looks like:
If (Result = Unhappy Me) then
End (All + Action)

That is the foundation of morals.  Children operate under this logic at around the age of 2, when their brains begin to develop the relationship between actions and their amusement.

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~ by aeroslin on August 5, 2007.

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