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Comment by marcio_rpsbrk on Is Morality Given? · 2008-07-06T16:30:43.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

It seems to me that Obert makes a faulty interpretation of "there is no reason to talk about a 'morality' distinct from what people want.", but i would like to know what the author thinks. In my view, that assertion says not that ALL MORAL CLAIMS ARE WHIMS, but instead that to understand and parse and compare moral claims we have to resort to wants. In other words, that WANTS ARE THE OBJECT OF MORALITY, THOUGH NOT IT'S MATTER. To understand any moral claim we have to consider how it imparts onto what real, concrete persons feel and desire.

"I want pie" and "I deserve pie" are different, but i don't see how Subhan's arguments aspire to make them equal.