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by RWStanding
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Modern and Social Engineering
Replies: 0
Views: 215

Modern and Social Engineering

Modern and Social Engineering A BBC documentary on LGB teaching at schools raised several questions. Quite apart from what is ‘right or wrong’. Firstly the terms old and modern are not ethical values, and can justify nothing ethically. To be modern and more effective for a morally ‘good’ purpose is ...
by RWStanding
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Public, Social and other Interest
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Public, Social and other Interest

Public Benefit, Social Benefit, Government Benefit: There are a vast number of naive or tendentious people in the world, asking for absolute or ‘right’ answers to moral conundrums, while yet we live in a world that is and will be far from perfect. An imperfect world has the greatest quantity of conu...
by RWStanding
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Freedom - Pragmatism - Reductionism
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Freedom - Pragmatism - Reductionism

Freedom – Pragmatism – Reductionism Reductionists tend to take particular values that they happen to like and extol them in isolation or with respect to particular things or objects that are favoured. As Social values freedom and pragmatism stand in conjunction with other values. It is the ethical p...
by RWStanding
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Empowering
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Empowering

Empower – Empowering: A term which is very popular today and would appear to be a positive emphasis on freedom. People are given the power to do things. As such it is the opposite of slavery or being forbidden anything. It is therefore subject to the same comments as is freedom. It is other values t...
by RWStanding
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Democracy in Flux
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Democracy in Flux

Democracy: Until recently democracy in this country has been on the basis of representative government and not delegates, and not opinion polls. This has at least placed legislation in the hands of people who are probably concerned with social stability and play of opinion in parliament. There is no...
by RWStanding
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Catch 22 Politics in Action
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Catch 22 Politics in Action

Catch 22: Politics in Action: On the assumption that politicians accepted a fundamental three way split in social-ethics, as against a break down in society and conflict, or chaos. It is unlikely that they would employ names for their parties and philosophies quite the same as I have used. They need...
by RWStanding
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What ar e ethical value?
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Views: 188

What ar e ethical value?

What are ethical values? On no basis is it a species of animal out there that can be examined and described. Therefore it is not a human being that can be dissected as a material body. It would be a mistake to simply take our own existing prejudices and build on them. The starting point is the whole...
by RWStanding
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Altruism and Education
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Altruism and Education

It is evident enough that moral rules need to be made applicable to classes of subjects. Men, women, children, antelopes and zebras – or broadly nature other than humanity. But the core values, such as equality, freedom, diversity, are all universals. However they have their antonyms or opposites as...
by RWStanding
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Chicken and Egg Ethics
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Chicken and Egg Ethics

Chicken and Egg Ethics Which came first? Society or ethical values. Man or ethical values. The answer is neither. Society does not have ethical values. Values are what describes a particular society. Society must therefore be determined by end values that encompass values holistically. It is absurd ...
by RWStanding
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Gl;obalised Ethics
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Gl;obalised Ethics

Globalised Ethics We still largely treat Ethics as if the values apply to individuals and personal relationships. It served well enough when we all lived locally, and the market place was a place in town. Today we have technology thrusting globalisation onto us, and blaming us for its outcome. Ethic...
by RWStanding
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Animal Rights and Duties?
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Animal Rights and Duties?

Animal Rights To answer this question directly is absurd, to do so merely invites personal whimsy. The question as to whether the animal kingdom has rights, is perfectly easy to answer, although the specific nature of each right is a matter for debate. ‘God’ naturally accords rights and duties that ...
by RWStanding
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Reith Lectures 3
Replies: 0
Views: 145

Reith Lectures 3

Reith Lecture 3 June 2019 The speaker at last hit the buffers of ethical-political practicality. It is not presently possible to treat the whole world as a unity while it is in social chaos. Until tyrannies are overthrown, and democracy is not libertine but altruistic, human rights cannot be made un...
by RWStanding
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ultra-openminded
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Ultra-openminded

Open Minded To be open minded is to be open to new ideas and study their holistic and altruistic ethical validity. It is not to accept anything in a state of mental vacuity and social anomie. It is a mark of the latter that anyone who disagrees with an ultra-liberal person is automatically described...
by RWStanding
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ethical Ambiguity
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Ethical Ambiguity

Ethical Ambiguity As has been said often enough there is an unfortunate linear ethic in this country and generally, that divides people and nations into bigoted opposition. Where values are based on broad categories of stable society, set against chaos, more reality and a proper ambiguity can be int...
by RWStanding
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Reith Lectures
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Reith Lectures

Reith Lectures The current series with Jonathan Sumption, is a breath of fresh air amidst all the crass nonsense that is heard from populist politicians and the media. The first two parts at least. England has long had case-law, and that judges are interpreting and expanding human rights today is to...