2011 entry in the Brain Art Competition: http://goo.gl/6aZLJ , by Valerie van Mulukom
Winners from this year will be announced in June at the annual Organization for Human Brain Mapping meeting, this year held in Beijing
Today is not going to be a good day.
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Her: "It's a horrible, horrible show. They kill children and rape people and..."
Me: "Do you like it?"
Consider this scenario: A man stabs a couple of children in a crowd. People start chasing after him, catch him, and start kicking him to death. A woman intervenes by throwing her body over the man, taking the brunt of the assault.
Were these people justified in their response? If not, what would have been a better way to have handled the situation?
Is retributive justice ever justified? Please elaborate on this as much as you're willing.
It's also fortunate that there's no way (yet) of actually enforcing precommittments (not just punishing defectors, but compelling people who precommit to actually follow through).
It seems there's no way to optimize "morality" except from the vantage point of some agent's preferences. All preference systems can be modeled the same way. As such, you're still facing an optimization problem, you're just facing it with some set of limitations on the actions you can take.
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