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by RWStanding
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Drone and AI
Replies: 1
Views: 69

The Drone and AI

The Drone, and AI. It is impossible to discuss ethical values and codes of ethics or law without first defining the alternative forms of society that are involved. Appealing to ‘god’ is an appeal to arbitrary rule, unless it asked on what value basis the ‘rules’ or codes of conduct are based – indee...
by RWStanding
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Veganism
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Veganism

Veganism It is almost certain that the judgement on veganism as a ‘religion’ is going to be misconstrued and misused by popular and tendentious opinion. Veganism is not justified and protected because it is a religion, but because it is seen as an acceptable philosophy to democracy, as defined by a ...
by RWStanding
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ethical and Legal Shorthand, a populist slide into anarchism
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Ethical and Legal Shorthand, a populist slide into anarchism

Ethical and Legal Shorthand, a populist slide into anarchism Discrimination It is absurd to accuse a law of being discriminatory. That is what ethics and the law does and is about. It has to be shown what the ethical basis of that discrimination is before it can be criticised or acclaimed. Discrimin...
by RWStanding
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Legitimacy
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Legitimacy

Legitimacy There is a bemusing radio programme that asks religious-philosophical questions that start out by being confused. Legitimacy in democracy or otherwise is an example. We are mortals in a naturally imperfect world and no answer to the question can be other than of approximation. And legitim...
by RWStanding
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Cultural Genocide
Replies: 78
Views: 999

Cultural Genocide

Cultural Genocide There are two ways in which cultural genocide may be and is being perpetrated. Firstly, by tyrannical racism, in which a minority culture is suppressed and the culture in power imposed through forced re-education. As is reportedly happening in China. The second is by misused human ...
by RWStanding
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Criminal Responsibility
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Criminal Responsibility

Criminal Responsibility A peculiarity across the world is that the law provides an age, 10, 12, etc. below which a child is not criminally responsible and above which he is. There is some small laxity allowed in Britain about how a child at this age is treated in court. But it cannot be doubted that...
by RWStanding
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Exclusive Inclusion
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Exclusive Inclusion

Exclusive Inclusion As may have been mentioned before, there is a tendency to adopt or coin words, as values with fashionable meanings, and then parade them as a list which people are asked to agree to one at a time. There is an intrinsic binary ethic implied by this, of ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. Inclusio...
by RWStanding
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Sub-ethics: Capital
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Sub-ethics: Capital

Sub-ethics: Capitalism This term is employed with a definition that is present day tendentious sub-ethics - politics. The essence of capitalism must be the minimalist, ‘employment of capital’ ie material goods. Add to that, private ownership or control. Add to that, for monetary profit. The sum of t...
by RWStanding
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Discrimination
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Discrimination

Discrimination Every country in the world has, peradventure, law that discriminates ethically, in any form of ethics that affects society. Otherwise there is social chaos and no society. The law may treat everyone as ‘equal’ but they are so in the face of ethical duty or responsibility. Therefore, e...
by RWStanding
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Unholy Alliance
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Unholy Alliance

Unholy Alliance: What is ‘right and wrong’ in the ethical sense, as against matters of material fact, has to be related to the fundamental form of society we believe in, contrasted with the alternatives. It is foolish to define a society in isolation. It may be suspected that the current populist et...
by RWStanding
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Migration and Society
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Migration and Society

Migration: As with most ethical questions people heatedly debate this from quite opposing sides that cannot be reconciled. Ethics is decided by the ethical class of society in which we live - or which we espouse. There is the national society and the global society. For the national society, Britain...
by RWStanding
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pragmatics and Farming
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Pragmatics and Farming

Pragmatics and Farming Ethics signifies little or nothing except in the presence or absence of pragmatism. It is a value that is to be employed together with all other basic values, in order to indicate the nature of those activities and things that fit alternative societies and the ways in which th...
by RWStanding
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Environmental externalities
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Environmental externalities

Environmental Externalities: If any individual has consideration for his children and future generations then he is not an outright individualist believing in personal autonomy and nothing more. Future generations effectively signifies all future humanity and the world, and that is all but altruism....
by RWStanding
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Should Climate Activists Break the Law
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Should Climate Activists Break the Law

Should Climate Activists Break the Law: There is a dimension of duty and responsibility that links Altruism and Tyranny – or mere Authoritarianism – and which is largely absent for anarchistic society or Autonomy. The plain answer is that ‘anarchists’ will indeed break the law with some impunity. Ho...
by RWStanding
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Race
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Race

Racism; This another term that arouses irrational passion. With our present reductionist ethic, it is yet another value that is defined according to the prejudices that prevail. As with all matters of morality the first thing to be clear is what form of society we are judging it within. What is broa...