I am very glad to see you’re taking the criticism of the original and reformulating your argument…
Kesley Goettling
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In order to avoid creating a semantic strawman then, how would you qualify the role of the NAP? It seems to me to be an ethical guideline that is at least foundational to the school of thought; after all, I’m not disagreeing about whether charity and caring for people is good, I’m questioning where the axiomatic edge of morality is. And even if it is supposed to be only a legal guideline, I think that only leads into an entirely different debate as to whether ethics and legality can ever be truly separate, for any evaluation of a law necessitates a moral judgment.