Ethics Hi David, I found Will Buckingham's blog thanks to your citing of mine there. I like it a lot, so thanks. I find myself dealing with the problem of a lack of foundations for ethics by being obsessed with the most obvious examples of evil, such as the Nazi regime or our own government's efforts in torture. I can't say this provides any sort of rigorous foundation but it at least helps calibrate my judgement. We may not know what is ethical, but at least we have very good models for what isn't. But such techniques don't exactly lead to the light heart of a Bodhisattva. Did you know that Gary Drescher wrote a book that includes, among other things, a strictly mechanistic derivation of ethics? I wrote some reactions to it on my blog.