If boredom could be measured by the number of dinosaurs I draw per class, Ethics would earn an unprecedented 7 T-Rexes. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for ethical behavior. i think most people would agree that not being a douche bag generally makes the world a nicer place to be. I'm even willing to admit that sadly, people have to be taught how to not be douche bags.
|Sad dinosaur, sad because ethics is the WORST|
"50 minutes, how bad can it be?"
|It's Robot Attack bad|
So, we end up with absolutely absurd situations THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN. Example-
P: You are waiting at a bus stop with a legless, paraplegic pregnant women. There is only one seat, but no one will ever know if you don't give her the seat. Should you do it?
Me: if she has no legs, wouldn't she have a wheelchair and not need the seat?
P: she needs the seat anyway, I can't explain why, it would take to long.
Me: fine, she can have the seat
P: but no one would ever know if you sat instead.
Me: but I don't want the seat, and how would no body know? She would know, everyone one
on the bus would see it too.
P: No, she's in a coma and all the people on the bus are blind
M: WHY IS A COMATOSE PREGNANT LEGLESS WOMAN AT A BUS STOP TO BEGIN WITH?!?!?!
It is physically painful for me. I enjoy a good debate just as much (arguably more) anyone else. But one with constantly shifting illogical and pointless rules?
After two months I can say that I know what psychological and ethical egoism are, I understand Bentham and Mill's Utilitarianism, Subjectivism, Conventionalism, Relativism and Objectivism.
But you know what, just because a Utilitarian would have no problem taking chocolate from a blind kid with no taste buds, I still wouldn't do it. And this class is still dumb.
Have I mentioned that I hate it yet?