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by RWStanding
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Social Conflict
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Social Conflict

Social Conflict Ethics in the real world is not about expecting conformity to fashionable ideas of behaviour held by a section of the population, or even most of the population. It is about dealing with a world of chaotic diversity. This has nothing to do with everyone living together in saintly ami...
by RWStanding
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Alfie and Care of the Sick
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Alfie and Care of the Sick

Alfie The issues over Alfie, and care of the sick, would be clearer if people realized it has two levels. The first level is that of the kind of society we believe in. What is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ is then determined on that foundation. Politics and ethics is not linear – we live in a three-dimensioned...
by RWStanding
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: To That which we Serve
Replies: 29
Views: 995

To That which we Serve

To That which we Serve
Every man serves his god.
To those who serve self-will there is nothing beyond to justify it.
To those who serve power there is nothing beyond to justify it.
To those who serve altruism there is nothing beyond to justify it.
by RWStanding
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Un-united Nations
Replies: 0
Views: 275

Un-united Nations

Ununited Nations Society, countries, states, are in different ethical-political classes. If the United Nations does not recognise this then we will have the world we have got. As matters stand, international law can only sensibly operate at a quite basic level of common interest. That is as for a wo...
by RWStanding
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Reductionism and Commerce
Replies: 0
Views: 310

Reductionism and Commerce

Reductionism and Commerce Perhaps the worst kind of ethics is that of reductionism, taking a particular problem and situation by itself rather than holistically and long-term. We have commerce run by a so-called capitalist system that is a convenient accident of history, but has had some social adva...
by RWStanding
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Moral Maze
Replies: 1
Views: 196

The Moral Maze

The Moral Maze The radio series The Moral Maze has had one of its usual structureless debates. On the role of females as it happens. It is structureless because ‘right and wrong’ are discussed in a vacuum. No philosopher can define ‘right’ without preconceptions of society and the world in general. ...
by RWStanding
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Erastian
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Erastian

Erastian It is of extreme ethical importance that the Church in this country [and elsewhere] has been essentially erastian from the outset and onwards. Convert the king and the people will follow. Even in this supposedly secular age the same applies - but omit the term king. There may not be one Chu...
by RWStanding
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Respect and Belief and Wellbeing
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Respect and Belief and Wellbeing

Respect and Belief and Wellbeing Freedom of belief has opposing wings. 1 We may respect the right of everyone to have a belief. 2 We may respect all beliefs or faiths. 3 We may submit to one belief. Each of those is self-limiting. 1 Requires tolerance where there are differences, but must oppose bel...
by RWStanding
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ethics and Logic
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Ethics and Logic

Ethics and Logic Britain is a part of the world in which ethics is summed up in terms of freedom or of sentiment notably ‘love’. Put those together uncritically and the outcome is obvious. There are in fact several strands to ethics that affect the outcome according to the mix and omissions. There i...
by RWStanding
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Endless Duel of Dualism
Replies: 41
Views: 2111

The Endless Duel of Dualism

The Endless Duel of Dualism In the past there was commonly a dualism of bigotry with ‘right’ against the ‘wrong’ or evil in the world. It is the same today but with a different slant. No doubt basic values may be employed in contrasting ways, but ethical values overall or holistically, does not appe...
by RWStanding
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Milkman and Merchant
Replies: 0
Views: 387

The Milkman and Merchant

The Milkman and Merchant Hearing a brief part of a discussion on the economy, presumably, a milkman and a more affluent person gave their views. The milkman claimed that he did not think happiness was directly related to wealth and he had always been contented. The ‘merchant’ then claimed that peopl...
by RWStanding
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Science meets Ethics
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Science meets Ethics

Science meets Ethics Reductionsism is dead but will not lay down. There is no separate entity called Time. It only exists or is apparent in its reltionship with other qualities. There is no separate entity called Freedom it only exists in its relationship with other values. The tactile world that we...
by RWStanding
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: God and Virtue
Replies: 0
Views: 339

God and Virtue

God and Virtue Does virtue reside in the will of ‘God’. Or in what we perceive ‘God’ wills. There is a fundamental divide in religion between those who perceive obedience to be the sum of virtue. And those who perceive ethical values as their guide. If we obey ‘God’ with the belief that ‘God’ is ‘go...
by RWStanding
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Human Rights versus Society
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Human Rights versus Society

Human Rights versus Society The rights of individuals are inextricably related to society. As society develops so may human rights. A single altruistic country or polity within a global sea of chaos and tyranny, has its own internal rights. It must treat with the rest of world largely on its terms. ...
by RWStanding
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Freedom
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Freedom

Freedom Progress in the natural and human world has always been about cooperation, not competition. The difference with humanity is that cooperation can extend beyond the small family group, at which point the natural world breaks down into competition for raw survival. Freedom is a value that appli...