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by RCSaunders
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The First Question Of Ethics
Replies: 0
Views: 11

The First Question Of Ethics

The first question of ethics is: Do individuals consciously choose their behavior? If one believes anything other than conscious choice determines their behavior ethics is meaningless. It would make no difference if one kind of behavior were preferable to another if anything other than one's own con...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: UK Today
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: UK Today

We employ ‘things’ such as money, as if they are values. Do you mean things like food, medicine, tools, and machines don't have value? Do you mean things like knowledge, history, chemistry, physics, and language don't have value? If things don't have value, what does? Money is just a medium of exch...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Gender Neutral Education
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: Gender Neutral Education

It is not for you, or the education system to condemn any child to a specific and state determined "ROLE". You're right but you don't go far enough. "It is not for you, or the education system, or society , to condemn any child to a specific and state determined 'ROLE'." It's not up to society to e...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Statues and Sports Team Names
Replies: 36
Views: 328

Re: Statues and Sports Team Names

While I think we're all equal enough that we should have equal rights, we're not absolute equal, men and women are different, we haven't different strengths, weaknesses and preferences, ... Up to here, you are right. Every individual human being is different from every other human being with differ...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: perspective, numbers, facts
Replies: 95
Views: 8847

Re: perspective, numbers, facts: SWPRS July update

Those kinds of facts are anarchistic and atheistic . How can a government function if people are not going to be kept in a permanent paranoid frenzy to be saved by the government? "Civilization, in fact, grows more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mer...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 17
Views: 150

Re: Democracy

I don't think it has much to do with "collectivism" only with grouping and categories. Isn't he a member of the human race? Or is he some alien species from another planet? Being a kind of thing and being a, "member," of some group or class are not the same thing. The word, "member," is ambiguous a...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 17
Views: 150

Re: Democracy

Everyone who truly believes in democracy votes, and with some rare exceptions, everyone who votes is always unhappy with the way everyone else votes, which doesn't make any sense. It, indeed, doesn’t make any sense—unless everyone voted differently than everyone else. Voters are usually content wit...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 17
Views: 150

Re: Democracy

Everyone who truly believes in democracy votes and with some rare exceptions everyone who votes is always unhappy with the way everyone else votes which doesnt make any sense Human beings in general have a hard time accepting the fact that other human beings think differently to them And an even ha...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 17
Views: 150

Re: Democracy

It's a neat quote. I sort of wonder, though, why does he say " it will never be happy" and not " we will never be happy?" Is he not part of the human race? Maybe he should have said he has little belief in human progress because 'too many people will never be happy'. It seems like that would make i...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 17
Views: 150

Re: Democracy

"I have little belief in human progress. The human race is incurably idiotic. It will never be happy." [<i>Letters of H.L. Mencken</i> (1961)] An interesting contrast to that quote might be from George Bernard Shaw. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in tr...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 17
Views: 150

Re: Democracy

It's a neat quote. I sort of wonder, though, why does he say " it will never be happy" and not " we will never be happy?" Is he not part of the human race? Maybe he should have said he has little belief in human progress because 'too many people will never be happy'. It seems like that would make i...
by RCSaunders
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are You Enjoying You Life?
Replies: 63
Views: 613

Re: Are You Enjoying You Life?

and "Senti" - as one ignorant, i must say i do not know this word or those people, and welcome education on the matter. thanks for the civil and informed reply Sir. Your welcome! The Sinti are a subset of Gypsies, similar to Roma with a slightly different language and possible original migration. T...
by RCSaunders
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 17
Views: 150

Re: Democracy

"I have little belief in human progress. The human race is incurably idiotic. It will never be happy." [<i>Letters of H.L. Mencken</i> (1961)] It's true. Almost every human being believes they must have a government to run their life, or, if not their own life exactly, at least everyone else's life...
by RCSaunders
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 17
Views: 150

Re: Democracy

"I have little belief in human progress. The human race is incurably idiotic. It will never be happy." [<i>Letters of H.L. Mencken</i> (1961)] It's a neat quote. I sort of wonder, though, why does he say " it will never be happy" and not " we will never be happy?" Is he not part of the human race? ...
by RCSaunders
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: perspective, numbers, facts
Replies: 95
Views: 8847

Re: perspective, numbers, facts: SWPRS July update

https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/ Those kinds of facts are anarchistic and atheistic . How can a government function if people are not going to be kept in a permanent paranoid frenzy to be saved by the government? "Civilization, in fact, grows more maudlin and hysterical; especially und...