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by RWStanding
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Free Press and Bipolar Minds
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Free Press and Bipolar Minds

Free Press and Bipolar Minds Bipolar thinking is responsible for the way we speak of a Free Press as opposed to Government controlled. In fact what the Press appears to be in favour of is what they consider self-regulation under IPSO. Whatever was and will be done, the Government is there in the bac...
by RWStanding
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Conformity and Sunday Observance
Replies: 0
Views: 366

Conformity and Sunday Observance

Conformity and Sunday Observance There is nothing more conformist than a Non-conformist. [Capital N essential]. That is to say Non-conformists in Britain simply did not conform to the CofE, but often demanded rigid conformity from followers to their own ways. In the general sense, some measure of co...
by RWStanding
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Applied Ethics Holistically
Replies: 0
Views: 376

Applied Ethics Holistically

Applied Ethics Holistically The right ethics can be applied to a problem only if the root of the question is addressed. What we have country, as in others, is government or establishment that deals in immediacy, and popularity. And which measures society in commercial terms. The order of precedence ...
by RWStanding
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Contrasting Viewpoints
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Contrasting Viewpoints

Contrasting Viewpoints There is 'no such thing as society', is better stated as, 'society is simply an aggregate of individuals' and that is a tendentious statement by a person who has already decided what kind of society he supports.. Where society is Anarchistic or individualistic, everything will...
by RWStanding
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Virtuous Theft or Murder
Replies: 0
Views: 400

Virtuous Theft or Murder

Virtuous Theft or Murder In normal society the idea of virtuous theft or murder is absurd, assuming legislation is appropriate for the society. Improvement in law may be required. Murder is so named for killing that is unacceptable and for altruist society malice would figure in the legal definition...
by RWStanding
Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Rights to Life or Life for Rights
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Rights to Life or Life for Rights

Rights to Life or Life for Rights Perhaps we have a non-sequitur in the common idea of life as a right. The basic values that are the basis for any rights, are definitions of life itself. Without conscious life there would be nothing to contain or be defined by values. We have rights within life. Th...
by RWStanding
Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Thou Shall not Kill - Retribution
Replies: 0
Views: 399

Thou Shall not Kill - Retribution

Thou Shall not Kill - Retribution Pragmatics or the way things are to be done, will be different to suit various kinds of society. But there is nothing more odd than people, and society, and what is generally altruist may yet contain some contradictions. To be consonant or appropriate is not always ...
by RWStanding
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Thou Shall not Kill
Replies: 13
Views: 1324

Thou Shall not Kill

Thou Shall not Kill The Ten Commandments or Decalogue is familiar territory to three mainstream religions and their offshoots. But it may be commented on from several perspectives. That no person should be killed in any way is a prescription of perfection. A perfected altruist society would have no ...
by RWStanding
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Fox? Hunting
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Fox? Hunting

Fox? Hunting There is more to this than is superficially seen. It is question that can be answered in two ways by open hostility, or holistically. It centres on foxes, but if that debate were settled, would migrate to other animals and forms of hunting. And ultimately to the whole of nature and Man....
by RWStanding
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Freedom of Movement or Migration
Replies: 15
Views: 2116

Freedom of Movement or Migration

Freedom of Movement or Migration This is a pragmatic that is right or wrong according to its usage. And according to the end-value in view. At the very basic level of logic, unfettered movement of people or anything else, is absurd. A billion people may wish to live in a National Park, but if they d...
by RWStanding
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Values prior to Religion
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Values prior to Religion

Values prior to Religion People are born imbued with proto-values, and thereafter it is job or destiny of philosophy-religion to shape and develop these values. This must take place one way or another. There is little doubt that people of all sorts and races are born in a similar wide range of chara...
by RWStanding
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Slavery
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Slavery

Slavery The condition of being legally owned by someone else, or the system in which some people are owned by others. That is their property like any chattel. Defined in that way it is clear enough that slavery is a form of or feature of tyranny. The opposite of that might be taken as freedom from t...
by RWStanding
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Future not determined
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Future not determined

Future not determined If the moral and amoral forces acting on a person are equally towards two unavoidable directions then a necessary decision will have two sets of consequences that will take the future in different directions. If there is no evident significant advantage in one direction to anot...
by RWStanding
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How does an altruist choose not to be
Replies: 1
Views: 520

How does an altruist choose not to be

How does an altruist choose not to be " The classic problem of free will is to reconcile an element of freedom with the apparent determinism in a world of causes and effects, a world of events in a great causal chain. Determinists deny any such freedom. Compatibilists redefine freedom. Although our ...
by RWStanding
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Good goods and bad Goods
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Good goods and bad Goods

Good goods and bad Goods An expanding economy! Where society is in conflict between the forces of tyranny, anarchism, and altruism. Goods that are manufactured will be more those that benefit chaos itself, as weapons of war, than benefit stable society. The side that wins this conflict may at least ...