By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Fear-Based Ethics

Fear-Based Ethics

From Year 0 (BCE/CE): 1739.8
Post Date: 12/11/1739

30 Phil, Chapter 27: Categorized within Consequentialism, fear-based ethics focuses on “good results” and are measured with a big stick–acts are not primarily measured by merit. Karma and Divine Command Theory are two examples of this faulty ethical system. With Karma, you fear a negative rebirth, and with Divine Command Theory, you fear God’s wrath. With both you lose sight of right and wrong. The solution to the faulty ethical system is simple, teach the intrinsic value of moral acts, not fear.

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