Hume's morals arise from his epistemology. This makes sense but should (not) be made in a vacuum. Society is the air we breathe and randomness is medium in which she travels. Hume is differentiating from strict empiricism through impressions and ideas. I reduce this to its Aristotelian form with a for me statement. Remember the function over form equations discussed in Chapter 29? With a for me statement the individual draws on Hume's impressions and ideas to give shape, or form, to her senses. Notice how it only applies to an individual and not a group? How about a representative speaking on behalf of a group? Can an individual use a for me statement representing a group? The answer is no. It's not necessary and only leads to ideological disintegration.
The following statement is my Ethical Imperative:
Individuals should “forme” the foundations of all information structures.
With community leaders representing the majority and compassionately protecting the marginalized, all group leaders should abdicate passions for power and implement decisions based on empirical evidence and data. Compensation should be transparent. Higher incentives for our leaders? Perhaps. Reevaluating the valuation of values is the Categorical Imperative Nouveau. We should have in place to represent the best interests of the many. Few contemporary societal structures or groups act in accordance to these virtues. The reason being, they don't have the information structures in place to make informed decisions based on empirical evidence. The p.(x) philosophy suggests reconciling the individual's logic and thought processes, or Praxis, against the societal norms, and accepted best practices, with algorithms and probabilities. Justifying the discrepancies falls within the scope of individual Free Will, regardless of the allusion to a stage performance. Justice is necessary and served to reconcile the utilitarian with the individual.
“Reevaluating the valuation of values is the Categorical Imperative ‘Nouveau’” - Dr. Cory Elliot, (fictional phenomenon)
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