Functional Philosophy #93

(1) Preferences (2) Indirect Force (3) Moral Luck

In this episode of Functional Philosophy, I answer the following questions:

00:38 - "Why do we enjoy arbitrary things? By this for example I mean that I enjoy building and painting plastic figures. I understand that things like food please us physically because they are required for survival and that solving certain problems can please us mentally as that is also required for survival. In building plastic miniatures I am however in no way contributing to my life or odds of survival other than by the fact that I enjoy it. Isn't this completly irrational?

What dictates our mental wants? Why do I want to be a teacher? I can tell you the reason I enjoy it, I can however not tell you why those reasons are more enjoyable to me than the reasons I like something else for and why I chose teaching as my job rather than something else that I enjoy less but still enjoy. The only reason I can off the top of my head come up with is a determinist one and that is propably not very objectivist."

06:35 - "Why is libel (or indirect force in general) force?"

13:07 - Moral luck

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