• @wyrmroot
    3 months ago

    I think the CI is far from a universal law that solves all problems. But I do think it can be among a set of useful tests to judge an action. I’m not sure the surgeon example is in good faith - a reasonable interpretation might be “Help others to the extent that you are trained and able to”, which gets you pretty close to most Good Samaritan laws.

    Most imperatives taken literally and expected to fit every situation and interpretation will fall apart quickly, I think this one is no better or worse than others. Probably the way I’ve internalized it is different from how it was originally intended, too!

    • @[email protected]
      13 months ago

      Cool. Except the man who came up with it doesn’t agree with you.

      Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law

      As I mentioned before. Do what you want but unless you are following it universally you aren’t following it.