Boas Loeb

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Boas Loeb
Posted 9 months ago
This principle can also be applied to ethics. The only real moral questions we have to answer is therefore how we should move.
Hi Amos! I do agree with you, that concepts can help us to pick the right movement. But I don't think that ONLY conscious concepts can do that. In fact i'm even convinced, that only very little of our movement is actually conscious, and only in these moments of conciousness, moral decisions depend on these ethical concepts. So most of the time, we just do what feels right, what's intuitive. So intuitive moral concepts seem to be making a much greater difference, no? More so, if i think back about the things i did wrong, i usually didn't have any conciousness of them. I wasn't thinking: Oh, that's really wrong or stupid - let's do it anyway. So I don't want to say, that these concepts are not important at all! If you think about the concept of human rights, for example, i do think it brought a change of paradigm, that did do a huge difference. But how important is it in your daily life? What i think all of this could mean, is a shift of focus from the conscious, morals and other concepts to the actual doing of us and, for example, unconcious or intuitive morals. It probably does have a much greater effect, if you reflect on what you did exactly - with just a very intuitive concept of whether that was right or wrong, than if you'd reflect about what concept of right or wrong you'd like to use in the future.
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Boas Loeb
Posted 9 months ago
This principle can also be applied to ethics. The only real moral questions we have to answer is therefore how we should move.
Hi Deebak, Thank you for your comment! It's not easy for me to put it in simple words, since it's just a thought i had during this video and i'm not even sure what it really means.. What Mr Wolpert is saying is, that dreams, ideas and other kind of concepts or beliefs, are not what our brain is meant to do. Our brain was made to decide what we should actually do, which muscles we should contract. The rest, and that means every kind of belief of how our world is, could be or should be, is nothing but help for moving in the optimal way.. My thought was, that one could apply this line of thoughts to ethics as well. Morals are therefore only here to help us decide what we actually want to do, what our next movement is. Perhaps this as well seems obvious to you, but i think in the end his line of thought, applied to ethics, do explain in a very logical way, why only our movements are important and not our concepts. So this just emphasizes to me, that i should probably do less thinking about abstract questions, and put more attention in to the question of what i am doing just now. I hope i could make my thought a bit clearer!