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by RWStanding
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 24381

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

The ethical plot deepens when the value of equality is considered. It is consonant with freedom and is therefore in the same dimension. It relates to other values that are consonant with those which relate to freedom. Equality is opposed to such end-values as elitism, class, caste, and forms of tyra...
by RWStanding
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 24381

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Returning to the ethics described diagrammatically. The present popular linear arrangement of social ethics, or politics, and of virtue and vice is very poor. Indeed it is often simply an arrangement of theories that are mixes of values, rather than the values themselves. The simplest construct that...
by RWStanding
Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 24381

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

The question of god, is the question of sapient life - fundamentally. And sapience implies life. But it is an absurdity to speak of god creating sapience. It is absurd to speak of god creating himself. Therefore sapient life and god are as one. The ultimate question is that of sapience.
by RWStanding
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 24381

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

I notice the usual comment that ethics or morality derives from God. If the underlying question is, Do you believe in God. This almost certainly denotes a prior belief in the identity of God that brooks no debate. The end of this is acrimony and violence as seen everywhere today. There is no need to...
by RWStanding
Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 24381

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Carrying on what I said previously Freedom is a term which is employed more as a slogan for political purposes, governmental and personal, with little regard for anything other than opposition to outright tyranny. But there is the freedom of the autonomous person, of the elite, of many or all. Freed...
by RWStanding
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 24381

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Antonyms There appears to be a tendency to take a value like freedom, and define its opposite - tyranny, authoritarianism - and then employ the pairing almost in isolation. Any further definition is in the things we like to do in their name. Pragmatism. It is assumed the opposite of a word - social ...
by RWStanding
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I Know Nothing
Replies: 2
Views: 744

I Know Nothing

If I knew what philosophy is I would probably leave it to the academic fraternity. RWS of England.
by RWStanding
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 24381

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

In reply to my own question. Values are our descriptions of sapient man, and social man, as interrelated, ulimately involving the whole universe or existence, of which god is the basis. A person or group, may decide they want something – land – and take it. This is a moral act, with land as the mere...
by RWStanding
Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 24381

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Not being a philospher I like to keep ethics simple. It is indeed a temptation to begin with ones own self, empathy or not, and suffering. But that puts the cart before the horse. Empathy indicates we have feelings from sensations to sentiments. But to assume that suffering is good or bad, or that a...