Queen Minx, who seems to find these quizzes as much fun as do I, writes:
I do find them amusing in an addictive ‘I have nothing better to do and even though they’re crap it’s interesting in a banal and soggy cornflake way’
Very well. Enough of the banal and soggy cornflake pop-psychology tests: try The Meta-ethical Theories Test
|You scored 60 Objectivism, 42 Naturalism, and 69 Cognitivism!|
|Many judges and much of the legal system is Intuitionist (as far as it goes, philosophically) in outlook to some degree.”Ethical intuitionism is usually understood as a meta-ethical theory that embraces the following theses:
Moral realism, the view that there are objective facts about value, Ethical non-naturalism, the view that these evaluative facts cannot be reduced to natural facts, and The thesis that we sometimes have intuitive awareness of value, or intuitive knowledge of evaluative facts, which forms the foundation of our ethical knowledge.”
As always with these things, I wasn’t too sure about some of the questions — it’s inherent in multiple choice tests, but I certainly thought some of the choices were false ones and others were grossly over-simplified, but it certainly picked up on my strong views on the importance of the legal system; the quote from A Man For All Seasons is reasonably well known, and worth repeating:
And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat?
This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man’s laws, not God’s! And if you cut them down (and you’re just the man to do it!), do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then?
Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!
This seems particularly apposite at the moment.
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