4. ETHICS, COMPASSION AND VALUES

The Dalai Lama argued in Ethics for the New Millenium that:

Maybe based in mirror neurons, which respond to specific gestures in others (Rizzolatti).
Clearly, empathy & compassion are inhibited by preconceptions & prejudices.

Arguments against rule based ethics similar to those against reductionism (Johnson):

But rules can be valuable guidelines, just as with design.

Problems arise when rules are seen as universal principles.

Also important to note that values come in interacting systems, not as isolated principes.


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