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by RWStanding
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Ethics of Corona Vaccination
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Ethics of Corona Vaccination

Ethics of Corona Vaccination Ethics is so much vain chatter if it is not related to the fundamental forms of society we recognise. 1. If there are no rules and responsibilities then then there is no society only chaos. 2 In authoritarian society then rules are to protect that authority and its stabi...
by RWStanding
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Green Economy and Society
Replies: 3
Views: 67

The Green Economy and Society

The Green economy and society Today as never before we have a fundamental choice in how we organise society. In the past we lived in our immediate environment and social group, and had no concept of the whole world. We can live in a globalised society centred on some form of Big Brother. We can live...
by RWStanding
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Caveats
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Caveats

Caveats Perhaps the most important element in ethical discourse is the Caveat, directed at simple values. Every act is directed to the creation of one form of society or another. Those who talk about Freedom, for instance, must have an implicit social purpose. We may well see this in recent events r...
by RWStanding
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Fair and Equal
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Fair and Equal

Fair and Equal Use of the term ‘fair and equal’ in our present form of society is near to being a contradiction. The rather vague term ‘fair’ may be employed with respect to any society within its particular ethos. It barely means anything but a universal application of the law, without being arbitr...
by RWStanding
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Sovereignty
Replies: 0
Views: 121

Sovereignty

Sovereignty. In a human world with numerous nation states and federations. The near absolute economic sovereignty of each of them would necessitate they are all virtually self-sufficient. If they depend on considerable trade, then there can only be interdependence. In which case either the most powe...
by RWStanding
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Which Society
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Which Society

Which Society It is obvious from all the media chat and discussions that people today do not know, or fundamentally disagree, about the form of society they live in – British or otherwise. This is of course dangerous. This is exposed by attitudes to the economy, industry and commerce. In the most ab...
by RWStanding
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Greater Good
Replies: 2
Views: 131

The Greater Good

Utilitarian principle of the Greater Good. The Utilitarian principle of the Greater Good is not Holistic Altruism. It can be used to justify all and any perceived benefit to the nation or world as a whole, or people in the mass, where this outweighs mere local harm and benefit. It can therefore ruin...
by RWStanding
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Values
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Values

Values Values are not specific acts or rules for action, but the qualities on which those rules must be based. It is not a value if it merely describes the material world or people or national societies in it. To describe people as Black, White, Coloured, or any number of national races, involves no...
by RWStanding
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do as you would be done by.
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Do as you would be done by.

Do as you would be done by. The ethic of universality and treating others as we expect to be treated, on a basis of equality, has a highly virtuous and egalitarian appearance. And perhaps it is usually a recipe for mutual kindness. But it can be employed in a way that ignores other values. We may ac...
by RWStanding
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Levels of Ethics
Replies: 14
Views: 424

Levels of Ethics

Levels of Ethics Ethics must be related to its appropriate level, unless we create a global state with no cultural diversity. Every child has a right to education, is a universal right. Every nation or state must ensure that children are educated. If adequate education cannot be provided by a respon...
by RWStanding
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Amoral Morality
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Amoral Morality

Amoral Morality Julian Baggini in his latest books seems to be making the best of Christian ethics, as he interprets them. But to say that Jesus of Nazareth was in a society in which only men could divorce, with women “disadvantaged by divorce and so needed to be protected against it, not given the ...
by RWStanding
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Godless Gospel
Replies: 0
Views: 332

The Godless Gospel

Gospels Having made an initial reading of The Godless Gospel, [and How the World Thinks]. I may be right in saying that an no author comes to a task without some preconceptions. Julian Baggini, is perhaps something of an Altruist and interprets virtue accordingly. The Gospel book tends to confirm my...
by RWStanding
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Black History Month
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Black History Month

Black History Month - If those who are promoting this want racial equality [whatever that may be]. This will exacerbate the problem not solve it. There is history and it is not black or white. We might as well have a White History Month and see what uproar that causes.
by RWStanding
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Baginni and Christianity
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Baginni and Christianity

Julian Baggini is publishing a new book. It may be described as the ethical philosophy of Jesus of Nazareth, minus mythology. He would seem to see this philosophy as value based more than rules and absolute commands. It is not before time that Christian religion should be expressed in this way. Even...
by RWStanding
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: "How the World Thinks"
Replies: 1
Views: 114

"How the World Thinks"

How the World Thinks How the World Thinks, by Julian Baggini, 2018. A Global History of Philosophy. Its particular interest to me is that it reinforces my tripartite view of the world, as expressed in this website. The Atomised Self equates with my end value of Anarchism or as otherwise expressed. N...