Re: [asa] Law, Mind, Free Will

From: David Campbell <>
Date: Wed Oct 29 2008 - 18:19:22 EDT

> Yeah -- I really just wanted to smack the guy and say "sorry, couldn't help it."

By failing to hand his wallet over to you, he caused the undesirable
societal consequence of preventing you and whatever accomplices you
could round up from being able to spend his money. By getting some
accomplices, you form a majority and so you can set the societal

Of course, he also cannot say that punishment is wrong when he is
claiming that there's no right or wrong-not unlike Dawkins, who claims
that there is no right and wrong and that religion is wrong.

Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections
University of Alabama
"I think of my happy condition, surrounded by acres of clams"
To unsubscribe, send a message to with
"unsubscribe asa" (no quotes) as the body of the message.
Received on Wed Oct 29 18:19:33 2008

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Wed Oct 29 2008 - 18:19:33 EDT