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Technology creates science... not the other way around. While science cannot be used to discover the limits of science (and so suggests a metaphysic which is outside the bounds of the scientific); technology, on the other hand, CAN establish the standards and controls (the "reality") according to which what is scientific can be discerned from "science fiction". THIS is where the philosophical sciences come in... philosophy, psychology, sociology, politics, religion, and metaphysics.
Thus, the "ethics" of science are the general applications of the specific technology (the "moral" of science).
Brett Lane Robertson
MindRecreation Metaphysical Assn.
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> RE: Ethics is about abstract systems; morality is about fuzzy versions
> of them instantiated in individuals.
> ME: From a systems perspective, this is true. The reverse may also be
> true from the perspective of "technology" (which I am proposing is an
> alternate view to the systems perspective).
> Assume that the *technology* which is represented BY a system is the
> (unified) logic according to which the "abstraction" (or, "the
> mechanical nature which maintains a particular organization of objects")
> might exist so as to produce a product (one representative of the
> technology applied), and might thereby maintain an objective *standard*
> (one pre-supposed by the unified "OBJECTive" whose action institutes
> said technology so as to allow for the production of similar objects).
Try this: Morality is to ethics what technology is to science; particular instantiations of general principles. The major difference is that physical laws are less flexible than social/interpersonal norms. This highlights the difference between "hard" sciences, such as physica, chemistry, astronomy, geology, etc. (dealing with the interactions of matter/energy) and "soft" sciences, such as counseling psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology, economics, and political science.
> In this way (according to the proposed standard), one might define the
> "abstract nature" as the "ethics" of the proposed system though still
> control for the system's tendency to become "fuzzy" (or to become
> mechanically dis-unified-- ie. without regard for the technological, or
> "moral", standard which singularly defines such a system).
> Brett Lane Robertson
> Indiana, USA
> MindRecreation Metaphysical Assn.
> BIO: http://members.theglobe.com/bretthay
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