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by RWStanding
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Devalued Values
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Devalued Values

Devalued Values For a value to be meaningful it must operate positively and negatively within the system. Such a value as Freedom can be abused by making it appear that anything we do is a product of choice and Freedom. But we then get to an outcome that applies it to everything conceivable. A socie...
by RWStanding
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Newspeak - Freespeak
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Newspeak - Freespeak

Newspeak - Freespeak News today is disseminated by a various forms of media. Amongst them is the facebook type web sites. There are three main ways the public can be informed of events and opinion. In an extreme authoritarian society news broadcasts may be fairly accurate, but yet doctored and selec...
by RWStanding
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Protectionism
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Protectionism

Protectionism The law of modern society would appear to be entirely about two facets of one thing. Defining what we and communities need and protecting that right, and plain Protectionism for a person or community against others. What we call 'Free Trade' is merely a definition of whatever does not ...
by RWStanding
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why be an Altruist
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Why be an Altruist

Why be an Altruist It is impossible for a person to ask any moral question unless he already has a sense of empathy, or at least a recognition of other human beings and society. The fact that he recognises he is in society at some level means he must ask questions about it and how he relates to it. ...
by RWStanding
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Why be an Altruist
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Why be an Altruist

Why be an Altruist It is impossible for a person to ask any moral question unless he already has a sense of empathy, or at least a recognition of other human beings and society. The fact that he recognises he is in society at some level means he must ask questions about it and how he relates to it. ...
by RWStanding
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Government
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Government

Government When the police do not act for society according to the law, for fear of upsetting a particular cultural-religious group, we are one step nearer Anarchism [not chaos]. Anarchism based, not on the individual in this instance, but on social groups. No country has ever been absolutely anythi...
by RWStanding
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Surviving the American Dream
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Surviving the American Dream

Surviving the American Dream Well it does depend on how that is defined. If it simply means Freedom, it has to be asked who this is for or what it is for. Freedom for all individuals tends to be transferred to freedom for any business or other concern they may create. But while the former may evolve...
by RWStanding
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 24921

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Pigmentation and DNA - colour and race - are not in themselves ethical values. They are components of culture. It is the way culture is used that is an ethical matter. Therefore the term racism is an ethical value. It stands opposed to the ambivalence of anti-racism. Clearly enough, to categorise pe...
by RWStanding
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 24921

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Ethical values can be imposed on us by the plain logic of how things are.
What does it mean for something to be outside and yet connected.
by RWStanding
Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 24921

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Pragmatism, is a value that is essential in ethics. Without it there is whimsical self deceit. A danger is with politicians who claim to be pragmatists, and are indeed nothing else that they acknowledge. Pragmatism must have a purpose or end value, and 'pragmatists' are merely ignoring what that is ...
by RWStanding
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 24921

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Religion has its many faces, four as categorised. Two of these may be considered eccentric or atypical. Extreme religious sects or cults have existed that are self destructive, if not of society generally. Mainline religions tends to be more socially responsible or they would not have existed and ad...
by RWStanding
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 24921

Re: A Critique on Objective Morality

Words are fluid. Technical terms defined by science. Most others float on a populist current [gay]. The term 'god' may signify something out there, beyond, immanent, a corpus of belief. Terms from Catholic to capitalist are indicative, and have changed. A person's god is determined by his personal c...
by RWStanding
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: A Critique on Objective Morality
Replies: 356
Views: 24921

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: 24921

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: 24921

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.