From: "Eugene W. Holland" <holland.1@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 07:37:26 -0400 (EDT)
At 08:42 AM 7/17/98 +1000, Chris wrote:
>On Thu, 16 Jul 1998, Eugene W. Holland wrote:
>> My hunch is that morality refers to a set of rules by which one brings
>> one's conduct into line with an established norm, whereas ethics is an
>> experimental procedure whereby one strives to maximize the joys of life
>> and/or what one's body can do with others.
>So would obeying the law be ethical then, because, as Epicurus might
>observe, disobeying it often leads to pain? Would Epicurianism be a good
>e.g. of ethics?
Not necessarily: maximizing joy and what one can do with others doesn't
equate to avoiding pain -- that's too simple. (See Deleuze on masochism,