1994-04-08 - RE: RMorality and Ethics (was Pseudonym’s and Reputation)

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From: cfrye@ciis.mitre.org (Curtis D. Frye)
To: Blanc Weber <blancw@microsoft.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-04-08 19:54:08 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 8 Apr 94 12:54:08 PDT

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From: cfrye@ciis.mitre.org (Curtis D. Frye)
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 94 12:54:08 PDT
To: Blanc Weber <blancw@microsoft.com>
Subject: RE: RMorality and Ethics (was Pseudonym's and Reputation)
Message-ID: <9404082002.AA07718@ciis.mitre.org>
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Blanc Weber says:
>>*** Morality is the ablility to differentiate between right and wrong,
>>without denotation.  Thus, each situation defines an eidetic decision
>>and implementation which would be the application of an ethical standard
>>based on past experience.  Therefore, endogenous morality is quite tangible,
>>while exogenous morality is most likely unethical, and detrimental to the
>>purity of being. ***
>I couldn't understand this paragraph very well, as it is too cryptic.

Attempted translation:  Morality is both individual and situational, and
must not be externally imposed as the imposition would violate individual

Best regards,

Curtis D. Frye
cfrye@ciis.mitre.org or cfrye@mason1.gmu.edu
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