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by RWStanding
Fri Feb 16, 2024 8:06 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: British Values
Replies: 1
Views: 80

British Values

A general election is looming. With endless cant about Socialist, Conservative, and British Values. There is no such thing, and the only priority today is survivalism and the environment. After long decades of neglect with the only ‘value’ monetary profit. In the unlikely event that our present worl...
by RWStanding
Sat Jan 27, 2024 8:49 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: War
Replies: 19
Views: 757

War

War With Gaza in the news, the question of what international law says and how it is interpreted is paramount. Regarding military action by Israel, which is said to have a right to defend itself as it appears to be doing. But this tends to confuse two sorts of military action. As with this country i...
by RWStanding
Sat Jan 27, 2024 8:49 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: War
Replies: 0
Views: 275

War

War With Gaza in the news, the question of what international law says and how it is interpreted is paramount. Regarding military action by Israel, which is said to have a right to defend itself as it appears to be doing. But this tends to confuse two sorts of military action. As with this country i...
by RWStanding
Thu Jan 18, 2024 8:29 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: solving racism
Replies: 212
Views: 33965

Re: solving racism

Racism It may generally be agreed that a cult of the superior race denotes a society and country of tyranny. But it is not obvious what is the democratic or virtuous attitude to race, and that often gets confused with culture. Race may be treated as a virtue, with preservation of global diversity ve...
by RWStanding
Wed Jan 17, 2024 7:47 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Population
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Population

Population Probably the best recent news for the global and local environment, is that the population of China has diminished in recent years. A result of this is that the elderly sector of the population will increase in proportion, not number. If this is repeated elsewhere it may mean that everyon...
by RWStanding
Sat Jan 13, 2024 10:49 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Tyranny and the Post Office
Replies: 0
Views: 952

Tyranny and the Post Office

Tyranny and Post Office The Post Office debacle, is indicative of how much this country is subject to tyranny. With people effectively coerced into signing false confessions. In doing so creating a climate of guilt, and greater pressure on others being ‘interviewed’. The fallibility of computers or ...
by RWStanding
Sat Jan 06, 2024 2:42 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Binary
Replies: 6
Views: 1418

Binary

Binary There is confused thinking regarding binary thinking. Relative to ethical values it is not realistic. To say there are two sexes is quite another matter, since it is not a value. It is a fact about human biology as it has evolved, with some people perhaps intersex against naturally evolved ‘i...
by RWStanding
Thu Jan 04, 2024 11:23 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: PEACE
Replies: 1
Views: 899

PEACE

Peace Every Christian and most others in the world call for global Peace. The only problem is that peace, without great qualification, is not intrinsically virtuous. Tyrants everywhere and at all times have vaunted peace, but on their terms. The only virtue in peace is where it is allied to respect ...
by RWStanding
Tue Dec 12, 2023 9:08 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: A bsolutism
Replies: 1
Views: 1343

A bsolutism

Absolutism Absolute values do not exist, they are all conditioned or qualified by other values. And taking one value in isolation as a form of reductionism is folly. It enables bigots and authoritarians to construct law books with lists of commands that cannot be questioned. Absolutism thrives on a ...
by RWStanding
Sun Dec 10, 2023 2:06 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: The Community
Replies: 0
Views: 1760

The Community

The Community The problem we face is not poverty but grotesque wealth and a global belief in society merely as an aggregate of individuals. We have oil barons who should not exist, paying millions in buying up sportsmen. No doubt ruining existing sports organizations. Demented sums are paid for art ...
by RWStanding
Thu Dec 07, 2023 7:20 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Christianity as Philosophy
Replies: 10
Views: 2212

Christianity as Philosophy

In the ‘Good Old Days’ this country considered itself Christian. Removing mythology, it is a good philosophy. But it barely says anything about ‘rights’ and sensibly concentrates on responsibilities. Unfortunately, modern rights have ceased to be liberal, and have become a bigoted rule book, with cr...
by RWStanding
Thu Nov 16, 2023 9:00 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Sustainable Future
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Sustainable Future

Sustainable Future The only remotely homogeneous or holistic form of society found across the world is the nation state. The world itself talks unity but is not remotely so in ethical-political terms. The future must therefore depends on the nation states behaving responsibly together with their peo...
by RWStanding
Fri Nov 10, 2023 10:21 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Progress
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Progress

Progress The term ‘Progress’ is used by almost everyone without any clear definitions, and therefore to suit their own vanity. Progress for the particular is not at the same as holistic progress. The particular can be any thing, or any purpose. Holistic the whole of a society or humanity or our loca...
by RWStanding
Fri Nov 03, 2023 8:58 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: AI and Community
Replies: 3
Views: 714

AI and Community

Thank goodness we have AI to advise us! It will soon advise us not to depend on AI. But for everyone to continue working, and running the world and communities. The worst thing we can do is allow Putins with AI to control us. The other worst thing is a democracy of dependency. We need to re-invent t...
by RWStanding
Sun Oct 29, 2023 1:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Binary Bigots
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Binary Bigots

Right and wrong has its place within ethics which is not binary. Factual right and wrong is another matter as in maths. In any case the attack on Israel was so extreme it is the very reason why Israel should not be left to make retribution. The USA and GB with NATO and UN should have control.