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by RWStanding
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Property and Theft
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Property and Theft

Property and Theft We have social norms and law that protect property – material property. Theft is taking property from its owner, which signifies those accorded control. Which requires a prior decision about what the basis of ownership is. Property may be owned by an elite or government for its ow...
by RWStanding
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Wealth as a Value
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Wealth as a Value

Wealth as a Value A fundamental problem of today that needs to be dealt with for the future ‘good’ of society. At present ‘wealth’ is treated as a thing, goods and property represented by money. Therefore, ethics treats it from the outside as a whole, and we have confused ideas about how it should b...
by RWStanding
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality versus Freedom
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Equality versus Freedom

Equality versus Freedom Logically these two values stand together such that they are interdependent. But the present day custom of defining values independently, and amalgamating that into a fractured whole, distorts reality. The, belief in freedom may be affirmed but not in equality. This is a plai...
by RWStanding
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Gender Neutral Education
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Gender Neutral Education

Gender Neutral Education There is a vast difference between bringing-up children to respect themselves and each other, as of the same overall ability, as against making them believe they are the same. For the most part there are distinct boys and girls. They should respect themselves and each other ...
by RWStanding
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: UK Today
Replies: 1
Views: 64

UK Today

UK Today Our present convention of dividing politics-ethics in linear way is clearly simplistic. This country today, in ethical-political terms, is at least a fairly stable and law-abiding society. Setting lawless-chaos aside that leaves what is bound to be a compromise between three end-values or f...
by RWStanding
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Apathetic Freedom
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Apathetic Freedom

Apathetic Freedom There is a spate of media discussions on the way out of our Covid Crisis and to a Green Future. The crisis is exacerbated by those taking part being from quite opposing ethical/political poles. Democratic agreement and compromise is between those who are going in the same general d...
by RWStanding
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individual, Society, State
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Individual, Society, State

Individual, Society, State Politicians tend to be so pragmatic as to warp ethical reality. We, as individuals, live our own semi-autonomous lives as part of community and the state. But it is necessary to recognise priority, and unavoidable compromise should be clearly understood. Autonomous individ...
by RWStanding
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individual, Society, State
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Individual, Society, State

Individual, Society, State Politicians tend to be so pragmatic as to warp ethical reality. We, as individuals, live our own semi-autonomous lives as part of community and the state. But it is necessary to recognise priority, and unavoidable compromise should be clearly understood. Autonomous individ...
by RWStanding
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Holistic or Reductionist
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Holistic or Reductionist

Holistic or Reductionist A term that is coined as a virtue, such as a ‘Green future,’ is ripe for populist usage so as to mean the contrary of what was intended. That term, green, has indeed been taken over so as to relate almost entirely to the production of sustainable green energy, and little els...
by RWStanding
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Anarchistic Relativism
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Anarchistic Relativism

Anarchistic Relativism Morality is relative so far as it relates to the class of society it promotes. But there is tendency today to describe various forms of societies and civilizations as if they are all moral. That would be a description of an extreme form of Anarchism. In which any local cult ma...
by RWStanding
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Profiling
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Profiling

Profiling Racial profiling is in the news as a current controversy. But, profiling is an act and not an ethical value. It is therefore not in itself ‘good or bad’ which relates to values and therefore the kind of society or anti-society promoted. Since the various forms of society derive from their ...
by RWStanding
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Society, Slavery and Employment
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Society, Slavery and Employment

Society, Slavery and Employment As may have been expected the general public debate about ‘slavery’ and employment in general is facile. Quite apart from the fact that slavery was a global phenomenon in the entire past and was not invented by Europe or England, which indeed tried to ban slavery. The...
by RWStanding
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Diagram
Replies: 0
Views: 203

Diagram

Political – Social diagrams abound. Their common failing is in employing political theories direct. Relating them to each other in ways that may be convincing, but miss the essential point. That they are based on values and are not values in themselves. It is the values that need to related together...
by RWStanding
Fri May 08, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Society
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Society

Society It is worth mentioning again. That Society includes the whole natural world and environment. Logically there are three classes of Society. Law, order and duty, allied to ego and self-interest, and opposed to freedom and equality, equates to Tyranny or a Servile Society. Ego and self-interest...
by RWStanding
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Emergency Economies
Replies: 0
Views: 231

Emergency Economies

Emergency Economy If commerce is closed down then we do not have the same economy. We must have a minimalist survival economy. Everyone on basic income, Rational distribution of basic goods. Selected businesses put into hibernation, not paying wages, not paying dividends, not paying rent, not paying...