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Moral somethingism

Postby gnome » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:01 am

There is "moral relativism", "moral positivism" etc...

Is there (or could there be) a term for a moral philosophy that frequently assigns equal value to wrongs that most people would think are quite different in severity? Sort of a philosophical example of where every crime, no matter how minor, carries the death penalty. Or, inversely, where major crimes are too readily compared to trivial ones in ways that lessen their significance?

Something to tack "-ism" on that has to do with sameness or equivalence.
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Re: Moral somethingism

Postby Rob Lister » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:27 am

you just described the american justice system

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Re: Moral somethingism

Postby ed » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:52 am

Malism

Equivimalism
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Re: Moral somethingism

Postby Doctor X » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:29 am

"Moral equivalence."

Also known as "bullshit."

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Re: Moral somethingism

Postby gnome » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:47 am

Would "moral equivalism" (trying to duplicate the structure of other terms like "moral relativism") be a correct word then?
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Re: Moral somethingism

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:50 am

gnome wrote:Would "moral equivalism" (trying to duplicate the structure of other terms like "moral relativism") be a correct word then?


It is now.

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Re: Moral somethingism

Postby Doctor X » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:24 am

Perfectly cromulent.

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Re: Moral somethingism

Postby Anaxagoras » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:53 am

Moral equivalence is in fact the correct term even though it doesn't end with "ism".
There is a Wikipedia article about it.

Not to be confused with equivocation.
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Re: Moral somethingism

Postby izittrue » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:19 pm

Doctor X wrote:Perfectly cromulent.

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Re: Moral somethingism

Postby sparks » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:23 pm

What? No hot buttered groat clusters? Dayum! :-)
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Re: Moral somethingism

Postby Doctor X » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:40 pm

They embiggens.

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Re: Moral somethingism

Postby sparks » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:47 pm

Quite right. Thanks! (Where's my entrenching tool?)
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Re: Moral somethingism

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:14 pm

The more I think about it the more I realize the most descriptive possible term would be "somethingism".

No need to specify "moral somethingism". That is implicit in "somethingism".

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