Q/A Discussion 1: Hume/Nietzsche
For the discussion, complete these tasks:
1. Answer the discussion prompt in 6-8 sentences.
Discussion prompt: Hume discusses the role of reason and feeling in ethics. To think outside the box, let’s consider how ethics might look for some imaginary extraterrestrials (space aliens) with a different psychology than ours! It never hurts to be prepared…
In your post, describe an imaginary extraterrestrial—making things up in a creative way. For example, explain how it reasons (if at all), what feelings it has (if any), etc. Also describe how ethics applies to it. Does it think in terms of moral duties? Which ethical theory (if any) would it follow? Or does it act in some other way? If it arrived on earth, could we convince it to respect us?