Practically morality is objective

June 19, 2020, 7:56 pm

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The only barrier to objective morality is an objective proof for well-being as the ultimate meausure to judge our actions. After that, well-being, as a physical function of the human brain, can be measured objectively to determine how good or bad actions are.

So, in principle well-being is not objective because it relies on a subject valuing well-being above other things, but if well-being is the ultimate measure, we can make objective statements about actions.

Practically speaking, all accepted moral standards and frameworks are ultimately based on well-being. Therefore, in a practical sense, well-being is an axiom of morality. Just as health outcomes are an assumed measure to grade good or bad medicine, or sets are an assumed axiom in mathematics, well-being is also an unprovable axiom in morality. It's just hidden beneath many abstract layers so the axiomatic link is less intuitive.

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