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by RWStanding
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pseudo-technical Terminology
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Pseudo-technical Terminology

Pseudo-technical Terminology Rhetoric and pseudo-technical jargon is a good cover for folly. It were better for logical debate for English people to use English terminology. We can be anti-Israel; anti-Judaism: anti-Jewish; anti-Semite; and all in degrees. In the case of anti-Semitism, a large range...
by RWStanding
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Fundamental and Derived Choice
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Fundamental and Derived Choice

Fundamental and Derived Choice It may not have been discussed that ethics has its levels of choice. We live in a three-dimensional world. The idea of ethics as a single dimension or choice between opposites is far too simple. We only need to listen to debates in parliament to despair. Arising out of...
by RWStanding
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Redundancy
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Redundancy

Redundancy There is a difference between science today and religion. Science is willing to make concepts redundant, whereas religion hangs on doggedly. Light as waves in the ether is dated, and now the ether is redundant. Religion creates or employs terms like soul, divine, mind, body, and spends li...
by RWStanding
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Discrimination Ethical
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Discrimination Ethical

Discrimination: In Sport and Work Ethics is entirely about discrimination. In sport we do not have intermixed chaos. Men and Women competing in most sports. Lighweight boxers fighting heavyweights. If a women or men, by no fault of their own have unusual genetics, then this may make it unfair for th...
by RWStanding
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mechanical Altruism
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Mechanical Altruism

Mechanical Altruism An altruist person or society is altruist because that is what is believed. Albeit, pragmatically, he and society may have unworkable or inadequate ideas of altruism in its application. Altruism that is adopted in obedience to authority, even where termed ‘god’ is mechanical and ...
by RWStanding
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Time and Freedom
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Time and Freedom

Time and Freedom In retrospect, it may eventually be decided unsurprising that the material world can be expressed in dimensions, and the ethical world in values that are much like dimensions. And that we do not directly experience elementary values or dimensions, but only in they way they relate, a...
by RWStanding
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Beyond Life
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Beyond Life

Beyond Life We may well be approaching the time when robots will be walking the earth and it will be impossible to decide, at least externally, whether they are sapient beings or biological constructions. They may be made organically, or even constructed like machines. p**** them and they will react...
by RWStanding
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Freedom
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Freedom

The term Free has a purely mechanical meaning as a wheel that is free. Or that people are capable of doing or acquiring something. It also has an ethical meaning And that can only be expressed in ethical terms, as defining the social-personal purpose that it is used for. And the social purpose is no...
by RWStanding
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Origins
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Origins

God is a term that can mean the reason for existence. But if it is held to mean something that causes or creates the universe then it needs a reason for how it exists. What then needs explanation is why anything exists and that includes space and time. Rationally we must start with the absurdity of ...
by RWStanding
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Happiness
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Happiness

Happiness We may all walk about the world with silly grins on our faces while the earth collapses in ruin. Happiness is an emotional state and it is not an ethical value. It would be excellent if all people were justifiably happy, but that would require a world managed in a way beyond imagination. A...
by RWStanding
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Confluence and Melting Pot of Cultures
Replies: 1
Views: 104

A Confluence and Melting Pot of Cultures

A Confluence and Melting Pot of Cultures A good travelogue and documentary of Sicilian history is currently on TV It is seen as a confluence of cultures and a melting-pot. But there is a problem here. It was what it was because of being a fairly small place, at the centre of much more vast areas of ...
by RWStanding
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Rights and Religious Freedom
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Rights and Religious Freedom

Rights and Religious Freedom Do the rights that are promoted have priority over the ethics expressed by religion? Are the rights merely an amalgam of values expressed by religions where they happen to agree? Does a community of a particular religion have the right to educate for and ensure conformit...
by RWStanding
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Corpus of Meat
Replies: 1
Views: 132

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: 136

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: 150

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...