Thursday, May 7, 2009

Anything Goes

Early this moring, Cally led me astray, though they lost me early on at "This general approach can be applied at different levels to different normative properties of different kinds of things," which to me reads "anything goes." Having mistaken utilitarianism with Unitarians in the first place, I was surprised to read "Classic utilitarians held hedonistic art consequentialism," but I see that it's "act consequentialism."

I like "hedonistic art consequentialism," though; art where only the outcome matters, not the artist's intent/process/political stance/vision, and it's up to the viewer's interpretation/experience, mine. I don't have to explain/justify why I like pretty/beautiful cloth with lovely hands.

No matter, I declare today my "Honest, Old-Fashioned Hedonism Day." You may choose to join me, or not!

7 comments:

  1. Just so you know, I loath moral consequentialism or consequential moralism (???) where any behavior can be explained away/excused with that literal get-out-of-jail-free card, "It was a/n mistake/accident." Sadly I didn't read enough of the definition to ponder this with the right vocabulary or any credibility. And now I lost me there...

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  2. And I got my dictionary....

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  3. Good luck, Desiree. I'll be just over here enjoying drawing lines and shapes in my draft program.

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  4. Yeah, that's always a fun task.

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  5. I am not very good at moral anything or consequences... but I am totally down with hedonism.

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  6. This is why we are friends, Taueret!

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