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by RWStanding
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Amoral Morality
Replies: 0
Views: 26

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: 170

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: 252

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: 120

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: 70

"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...
by RWStanding
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: 'Who Owns England'
Replies: 2
Views: 263

'Who Owns England'

Who Owns England to Phil 18/8/20 Who Owns England, by Guy Shrubsole, 2019. A good book to read for those who believe in Society and those who should believe in Society. Especially if it were expanded to mean all property and not merely land. It portrays, whether or not meaning to do so, how politics...
by RWStanding
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Property and Theft
Replies: 0
Views: 194

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: 123

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: 252

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: 273

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: 124

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: 139

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: 191

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: 217

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: 195

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...