Book 4: A Look at Human Values.
Commander Gulliver meets with Professor Wang from Kino University where they discuss the foundations of our value thinking. Our non-provable basic assumptions as well as the sources of evidence that we might use in making our value opinions. They discuss the pros and cons of many value questions, including: abortion, illegal immigration, euthanasia, gay marriage and others.
“Our beliefs guide us. I believe I will get my paycheck on Friday. I believe that my daughter will come home safely from her date. I believe I will go to heaven. These are commonly acknowledged assumptions. But there are other assumptions that we generally don’t even question the foundations of our thinking. They are absolutely basic to our thinking and our behavior. Philosophers generally realize that they have such assu...