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Did Stephen Woodford Debunk UPB?

Stephen Woodford of Rationality Rules claims to debunk Stefan Molyneux’s theory of universally preferable behavior in his video Universally Preferable Behaviour – Debunked (Stefan Molyneux Refuted). He does a good job disassembling Molyneux’s proofs that UPB is correct, but then … Continue reading

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Morality, Aesthetics, and the Ten Commandments

Reading Stefan Molyneux’s book on secular morality, Universally Preferable Behaviour, brought something into clear focus for me: the difference between a thing being morally wrong and merely aesthetically bad. One of the key finding in Built to Last: Successful Habits … Continue reading

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Sophistry for God: William Lane Craig

I’m going to step back and analyze Willian Lane Craig’s opening statement from his debate with Sam Harris on “Is the Foundation of Morality Natural or Supernatural?”. Again, I’ll summarize his argument, hopefully without too much distortion, commenting as I … Continue reading

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Is the Non Aggression Principle “True”?

I’ve recently read a lot of criticisms of Stefan Molyneux’s theory of Universally Preferable Behaviour. Most of them appear to be arguments from nihilism. For example, one of his critics proposed the follow (nihilistic) statement of ethics: People should do … Continue reading

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Debunking “UPB – Debunked”

The video Universally Preferable Behavior – Debunked by Josh Cardosi claims to debunk Stefan Molyneux’s theory of UPB. While he makes a solid point about Stefan’s blindness to the fact that his (and my) belief in the value of morals is … Continue reading

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UPB: More Challenging Tests

Stefan Molyneux’s book Universally Preferable Behaviour presents a rational system of ethics based on logic. I laid out Universally Preferable Behaviour in a Nutshell in a previous blog post. Here, I summarize his discussion of some of the more challenging … Continue reading

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Universally Preferable Behaviour in a Nutshell

I’m going to attempt to give a concise summary of Stefan Molyneux’s theory of Universally Preferable Behavior. First, the axioms: Morality is a valid concept. Moral rules are consistent for all mankind. Moral theory is self consistent. Moral theory is … Continue reading

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