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by dorothea
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Could There Be A Solution To The Trolley Problem?
Replies: 9
Views: 1689

Re: Could There Be A Solution To The Trolley Problem?

ADVAITH Your discussion is interesting and reminds me of the article on genocide in the last issue but one (138) which made use of research interviews with volunteer death squads in Poland (not the professional military einzatsgruppen). Some of the men distanced themselves from the bloodshed by argu...
by dorothea
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Those Who Justify Genocide
Replies: 69
Views: 2281

Re: Those Who Justify Genocide

Interesting, the question of extensive foreign employment in the middle east. The imbalance between native born residents and guest workers in ME countries has some effects that give pause for thought. In the 1990s I ran courses for professionals coping with the aftermath of the Iraqi invasion of Ku...
by dorothea
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Those Who Justify Genocide
Replies: 69
Views: 2281

Re: Those Who Justify Genocide

You really are an outlier, completely unable to keep to one thread of argument. (You forgot to mention that Aristotle favoured snappy hairstyles and broad foreheads and its relevance to your compulsive insolence towards the Jewish state and your blindness to the blasphemous heresy of Islam that appe...
by dorothea
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Those Who Justify Genocide
Replies: 69
Views: 2281

Re: Those Who Justify Genocide

What are you doing on a philosophy site Sculptor? The difference between belief and knowledge is something Plato and Aristotle thoroughly investigated. Ever heard of them? Your link would be welcomed by the likes of BLM, Labour, Democrat and other neo-nazis so maybe you should stick to that sort of ...
by dorothea
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 44
Views: 948

Re: Beyond Humanism?

BELINDA You might find that the poorest people or states are most religious? Political power can't be ignored. It's obvious that tyrannical governments use religion (Islam in 50 plus states now, and once upon a time Christianity) to repress dissent and control people. Look at Iran's vicious treatmen...
by dorothea
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Those Who Justify Genocide
Replies: 69
Views: 2281

Re: Those Who Justify Genocide

Interesting how few posts relate to the article. We have someone raging about Israel and someone else claiming the Poles are traduced and even claiming that betraying Jews who stole food was justified. The facts (that Israel is a modest oasis in a sea of backwardness and hate, and that Poles committ...
by dorothea
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 44
Views: 948

Re: Beyond Humanism?

Aren't humans always dependent on their own resources? I liked the introduction of the term 'apatheists' to describe the attitudes of contemporary folks but religionesque faith seems part of our physiology. My impression watching the BLM demos (and the eco-hysteria earlier on) was that these people ...
by dorothea
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Those Who Justify Genocide
Replies: 69
Views: 2281

Re: Those Who Justify Genocide

Perhaps you didn't see the TV documentary that took a survivor back to his former home in a Polish village. The residents shut their doors on him and the occupant of his home who had taken the house after the family were driven out refused to be seen. After the TV crew had left they heard that the s...
by dorothea
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Those Who Justify Genocide
Replies: 69
Views: 2281

Re: Those Who Justify Genocide

Interesting question you put. From a Utilitarian Ethical point of view we would be concerned only about numbers, so Marx/Mao/Lenin/Stalin/PolPot would be the first to come to mind as perpetrators of great evil. Instead we think of Hitler (6 million or 60 million if you count all the WW2 dead vs mayb...
by dorothea
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Those Who Justify Genocide
Replies: 69
Views: 2281

Re: Those Who Justify Genocide

I'm sorry to say I'm no longer astonished to find ignorance, hate and no philosophy, reason or evidence on a philosophical website. Social madia has infantalised its users and dragged them back to a Hobbesian state of nature. The fake photos (take a close look) and invented testimony even if true wo...
by dorothea
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: When Worlds (moral & causal) Collide
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: When Worlds (moral & causal) Collide

The negativity on non-injury bothers me. Would standing aside count as non-injury in the case of, say, someone in distress? Wouldn't it be simpler to follow Schopenhauer who held compassion to be a physiological attribute of humans and the root of his two virtues - justice and loving kindness? Or wh...
by dorothea
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Those Who Justify Genocide
Replies: 69
Views: 2281

Re: Those Who Justify Genocide

To Age. No need for accusations of racism. Plain silly. The question was a simple one. Many philosophers have claimed that character is is the bedrock of individuality and more or less fixed. It was the view of Aristotle and, arguably, Schopenhauer. The consequences of that would, among other things...
by dorothea
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Those Who Justify Genocide
Replies: 69
Views: 2281

Re: Those Who Justify Genocide

To the relativist implications of your questions, the answer is no, no, no. That all peoples have blots on their past is not a reason to claim that no culture/religion/ethical code is superior to another. Anyhow, the article argues that such matters are peripheral does it not? What people do in a gi...
by dorothea
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Those Who Justify Genocide
Replies: 69
Views: 2281

Re: Those Who Justify Genocide

Western meddling? Like removing a depraved thug like Saddam Hussein and expecting the grateful population to embrace human decency and democracy? Iraq is the mess it is because the Iraqis prefer to adhere to a 7th century ideology of racist supremacy and hatred. Saddam was financing attacks on Israe...
by dorothea
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Those Who Justify Genocide
Replies: 69
Views: 2281

Re: Those Who Justify Genocide

Sculptor. When Hobbes was challenged on his view that the State of nature (nasty, brutish etc) once prevailed on earth he responded that it was maybe not the case except in the new World. (See chapter 13 of Leviathan). he had the next best thing to first-hand knowledge through his substantial invest...