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by RWStanding
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Corpus of Meat
Replies: 1
Views: 122

A Corpus of Meat

A Corpus of Meat Religions have had their fashions and the ‘secular’ religion of today has its fashions. Usually by being selective of values. Objects are not good or bad and are have moral equality in that respect. A corpus of meat is in that category, with all human being equal as objects. But we ...
by RWStanding
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Objects and Ethics and Equality and Tolerance
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Objects and Ethics and Equality and Tolerance

Objects and Ethics and Equality and Tolerance In the altruist society all people are equal, but everything they do is open to criticism or legal redress for its purpose. Within the bounds of what is tolerable everything must be open to criticism, with the freedom of individuals to disassociate thems...
by RWStanding
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ALTRUISM
Replies: 3
Views: 135

ALTRUISM

Altruism There appears to be little reason to doubt that Altruism is seen or approached and defined from three different directions. Only one of which is comprehensively complete. Individualists tend to see it as an expression of feeling between individuals. Society is merely a sum of individual int...
by RWStanding
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Political Rhetoric
Replies: 0
Views: 266

Political Rhetoric

Political Rhetoric Nothing is more tedious than political rhetoric. Its focus today is largely on the subject of trade, with free-trade vaunted. But it is patently obvious that nothing is free if it is regulated, unless the regulation simply says ‘hands off’. The tripartite significance is plain eno...
by RWStanding
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Patriotism Trumped
Replies: 0
Views: 423

Patriotism Trumped

Patriotism Trumped President Trump has vaunted the idea of Patriotism and Nationalism. The great problem with the term, Patriotism, is that it is favoured everywhere in all forms of state-society. Therefore, it is almost certain to be flawed in its usage, or inadequate ethically. From the vantage po...
by RWStanding
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: President Trump Speech to the UN 25/9/18
Replies: 32
Views: 1035

President Trump Speech to the UN 25/9/18

President Trump Speech to the UN 25/9/18 His rampaging oration which no doubt left many delegates bemused no doubt proves one thing. How difficult and even impossible it is to talk rationally in a world that is wedded to the idea of politics-ethics as a simple dimension between the Left and Right. H...
by RWStanding
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Sensation and Sentiment and Self Knowledge
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Sensation and Sentiment and Self Knowledge

Sensation and Sentiment and Self Knowledge It is probable that these must all evolve in tune with each other. Animals are distinguished from plants in having distinct bodies that can move within the external environment. Whereas a plant may be integrated with its environment quite widely and intense...
by RWStanding
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Darwin – Evolution – Ethical Choice
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Darwin – Evolution – Ethical Choice

Darwin – Evolution – Ethical Choice There is no essential difference between the choice Nature has in evolution, and choice in ethics by humanity. In both cases the most pragmatic choice of three, is Altruism at whatever level is practicable. If there is an excess of power exerted. as for instance b...
by RWStanding
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Uniformity
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Equality and Uniformity

Equality and Uniformity Equality and Uniformity is an ethical dimension opposing Class or Caste. If everything is totally uniform, then nothing has individuality and there is in reality just the one. Equality necessitates individuality, with differences that cannot be overtly ethical and must be cul...
by RWStanding
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Altruistic Society
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Altruistic Society

Altruistic Society It would appear to be elementary for an altruist form of society that the weak should be protected against the strong and feckless. Physically, economically, and by ‘class’. But an individualist perspective hides other conclusions. The same consideration must apply to society or c...
by RWStanding
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Loyalty
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Loyalty

Loyalty Our world is imperfect and even chaotic, politically-socially-ethically. There is certain to be conflicts of loyalty at all levels, and not only of people to their country. That conflict is derived from there being unavoidable levels and priorities for personal and group loyalty. The easiest...
by RWStanding
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Johnathan Sacks and Morailty in 21st Century on R4
Replies: 0
Views: 306

Johnathan Sacks and Morailty in 21st Century on R4

Johnathan Sacks and Morailty in 21st Century on R4 In essence JS would appear to agree with my diagrammatic representation of human moral-political choice. It is a three way split, apart from absolute chaos. He talks about Moral Responsibility whereas my version would be social responsibility, or al...
by RWStanding
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: iHRA
Replies: 1
Views: 105

iHRA

IHRA Why do people become so extremist when complaining about racism and anti-semitism in particular. The IHRA definitions of anti-Semitism are, as they state, practical examples and as such they should be considered approximations of a pragmatic kind. It needs to be admitted that the various exampl...
by RWStanding
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Predictability and Free-will
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Predictability and Free-will

Pedictability and Free-will Everything we do is the result of the sum of influences on us from within and without. If we knew the whole of history, we could predict everything that is to happen. Except, it is possible that some events can be the result of a throw of the dice, as when we are at a for...
by RWStanding
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Population and Technology
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Population and Technology

Population Population is not in itself an ethical value. But the way it is treated is. There can be a lot of hot air expended in simply debating and haranguing about what is ‘right’ on some undefined ethereal basis, or no basis at all that is mentioned. Although.in fact, people will have their unspo...