Means Justifying Ends

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Scorpiorising, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. Scorpiorising

    Scorpiorising New Member

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    I was once posed this interesting, yet vague, philosophical question. Does the means always justify the end, or do the ends justify the means? What do you think?
     
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    Neither.

    I think a noble goal requires noble action to attain it.
     
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    BTW, I wanted to post a poll, but found it way too confusing. :shrug:
     
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    Good answer. I probably should have mentioned that the question was posed to me by a politician, so there were no noble scenarios in his consciousness when asking the question. LOL
     
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    My answer would have been that getting rid of politicians is a noble purpose. But since it would require killing or suppressing them, it's a no go.

    I prefer to catch the bastards and throw them in jail.
     
  6. B_cyrus

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    This question is meaningless. Sometimes the means justify the ends and sometimes they don't.
     
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    I would say they are one and the same.
     
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    Not always, either or...
     
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