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by RWStanding
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Undefined Question
Replies: 1
Views: 156

The Undefined Question

Rhetorical tricks the undefined question Other than if we and society are utterly amorally free – which is probably impossible – ethics is about knowing what sets of values and what motives we are for and against, or what is ambiguous and insoluble. To ask a person if he is antijewish or antichristi...
by RWStanding
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ethical Relationships
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Ethical Relationships

Ethical Relationships There is an unfortunate tendency to reduce ethics to relationships between individuals. And from this the vanity that it is all about personal freedom and tolerance. The root of anarchist belief. In reality everything that we do and society does, has ethical significance, and p...
by RWStanding
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Loyalty
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Loyalty

Loyalty Modern terrorism and how to deal with it is centred on matters of loyalty. To the servile state loyalty is a central value and anyone who is perceived to be otherwise is likely to disappear. Anarchistic society requires minimal group or authoritarian loyalty, barely more than the avoidance o...
by RWStanding
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: LOVE
Replies: 7
Views: 412

LOVE

Love God is Love is a very different statement to Obedience to God. Love is clearly an English word that did not exist in the ancient world, and it supposed equivalent in other languages today is often quite approximate, according to a recent USA study. Indeed, the bare word has become so ambiguous ...
by RWStanding
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Minimalist Society
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Minimalist Society

Minimalist Society This has nothing to do with anthropology and political history. A good starting point is the Ten Commandments, if the decalogue is taken purely as it stands in Exodus, and expressed in its essentials. That it has an image of ‘god’ as something above and outside humanity provides a...
by RWStanding
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: 7.7 Billion People
Replies: 2
Views: 345

7.7 Billion People

7.7 Billion People A problem Chris Packham and David Attenborough have is an ethical conundrum of human rights. And this is the result of not first deciding what ethical-political form of society they are basing that ethic on. Marriage only has the rights relevant to the society in which it is an in...
by RWStanding
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Schooling
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Equality and Schooling

Equality and Schooling I believe in altruistic equality, and not anarchistic equality or imposed pseudo-equality. But this country is beginning to impose an egalitarian regime on schooling that many people may have fair reason to oppose. This applies particularly to present rules on marital and fami...
by RWStanding
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Valus and Things
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Valus and Things

Values and Things We live at the macro-level and perceive accordingly. It has long been odd to me that anything in the physical-ethical world or worlds should be seen as made up fundamentally of things. Let alone anything we can perceive. The fundamentals of ethics are inchoate values and also the f...
by RWStanding
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Cities and Conurbations
Replies: 0
Views: 243

Cities and Conurbations

Cities and Conurbations A Sunday programme on the radio has a sort of philosophical viewpoint, and is good at showing how random facts can justify almost anything. A discussion about Cities brought the usual confusion, and those who appeared to see virtue in natural growth at the last had to propose...
by RWStanding
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Anarchism the third society
Replies: 0
Views: 884

Anarchism the third society

Anarchism Through all its rambling ambiguities ‘Anarchist’ theory appears to have only one consistent theme. Its opposition to tyranny and the centralised state. Its theories are so broad as to hide the fact that it must have opposing poles. The one pole is a utopian idea of pure individualism, whil...
by RWStanding
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Drone and AI
Replies: 1
Views: 159

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: 262

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: 878

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: 245

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: 2378

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 ...