It might be interesting to discuss whether ethics is subjective or objective. I'm especially interested to explore whether "physical health" might serve as a model for a way of looking at ethics objectively. For example, health is widely acknowledged to be good and it seems to be an objective condition, eg, subject to scientific determination. But, at a very fundamental level, would we able to say that a condition was unhealthy if it wasn't, for most people, usually accompanied by negative subjective feelings like pain and suffering? If we could ascertain health without any dependence at all on subjective feelings could we also say something similar about ethics? Insofar as health is necessary for survival it would seem to be an objective condition independent of subjective feelings. But can we say more than that?
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