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Old July 11 2013, 02:35 AM   #28
Pthalo BlueMoon
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Re: Why is Data so likeable?

Zippo and Flask wrote: View Post
^ Those are good points. I wonder, how much of morality is made up of logic and emotion? Said another way, what is a 100% moral decision? Is it one which is purely logical, purely non-emotional, some combination of the two, or based upon other factors?
A 100% moral decision, IMO, is one that strives to do the right thing in any given situation.

What is that right thing? Deciding by emotion alone leaves out the consequences of one's choice. Do the right thing, as long as it feels good, without taking into account how it effects others.

A moral choice based on logic alone does the opposite; it totally disregards the human factor. Looking at the situation, analyzing it, then deciding on a moral choice based on that loses humanity.

I think a true moral decision needs both logic and emotion.
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