value judgements ( judgement = a conclusion reached through reasoning …
judgement = a conclusion reached through reasoning
is using reason a mark of a 'good' person
no - you can be instinctively good
can have an 'evil' judgement based on reasoning
has to be done within a moral framework
what if your moral framework is dodgy? (Huck Finn)
Do we need more than reason?
empathy? Common Humanity?
judgements based on values -
Should it involve justice?
is justice the same as fairness?
is justice about being treated equally
Should it involve fairness?
is fairness the same as equality?
from each ...to each
the word judgement includes the notion of reason
are they important in themselves? If they stay in our head do they matter?
only meaningful when they lead to action?
may poison us, even if they are not externalised / put into action
we can judge people by what they do
types of action
So - is this the key? MORE RESEARCH NEEDED HERE!
not a value judgement using the criteria of reasoning
not a VJ using either criteria - rasoned or moral framework / values
not a VJ using the criteria of values
Is it "fair" to include actions in a judgement?
can we ever know another's true intentions?
is outcome more important than intent?
there might be an outcome we cannot see
we can judge people by what they are
I 'judge' that this person is worth offering 1:1 / giving a liver transplant / saving from Syria
What personal characteristics do we value?
Is it 'fair' to include personal characteristics in a judgement?
what is fairness?
*sound judgements are formed through a critical dialogue between reason and values