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by RWStanding
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Criminal Responsibility
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Criminal Responsibility

Criminal Responsibility A peculiarity across the world is that the law provides an age, 10, 12, etc. below which a child is not criminally responsible and above which he is. There is some small laxity allowed in Britain about how a child at this age is treated in court. But it cannot be doubted that...
by RWStanding
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Exclusive Inclusion
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Exclusive Inclusion

Exclusive Inclusion As may have been mentioned before, there is a tendency to adopt or coin words, as values with fashionable meanings, and then parade them as a list which people are asked to agree to one at a time. There is an intrinsic binary ethic implied by this, of ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. Inclusio...
by RWStanding
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Sub-ethics: Capital
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Sub-ethics: Capital

Sub-ethics: Capitalism This term is employed with a definition that is present day tendentious sub-ethics - politics. The essence of capitalism must be the minimalist, ‘employment of capital’ ie material goods. Add to that, private ownership or control. Add to that, for monetary profit. The sum of t...
by RWStanding
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Discrimination
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Discrimination

Discrimination Every country in the world has, peradventure, law that discriminates ethically, in any form of ethics that affects society. Otherwise there is social chaos and no society. The law may treat everyone as ‘equal’ but they are so in the face of ethical duty or responsibility. Therefore, e...
by RWStanding
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Unholy Alliance
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Unholy Alliance

Unholy Alliance: What is ‘right and wrong’ in the ethical sense, as against matters of material fact, has to be related to the fundamental form of society we believe in, contrasted with the alternatives. It is foolish to define a society in isolation. It may be suspected that the current populist et...
by RWStanding
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Migration and Society
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Migration and Society

Migration: As with most ethical questions people heatedly debate this from quite opposing sides that cannot be reconciled. Ethics is decided by the ethical class of society in which we live - or which we espouse. There is the national society and the global society. For the national society, Britain...
by RWStanding
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pragmatics and Farming
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Pragmatics and Farming

Pragmatics and Farming Ethics signifies little or nothing except in the presence or absence of pragmatism. It is a value that is to be employed together with all other basic values, in order to indicate the nature of those activities and things that fit alternative societies and the ways in which th...
by RWStanding
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Environmental externalities
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Environmental externalities

Environmental Externalities: If any individual has consideration for his children and future generations then he is not an outright individualist believing in personal autonomy and nothing more. Future generations effectively signifies all future humanity and the world, and that is all but altruism....
by RWStanding
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Should Climate Activists Break the Law
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Should Climate Activists Break the Law

Should Climate Activists Break the Law: There is a dimension of duty and responsibility that links Altruism and Tyranny – or mere Authoritarianism – and which is largely absent for anarchistic society or Autonomy. The plain answer is that ‘anarchists’ will indeed break the law with some impunity. Ho...
by RWStanding
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Race
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Race

Racism; This another term that arouses irrational passion. With our present reductionist ethic, it is yet another value that is defined according to the prejudices that prevail. As with all matters of morality the first thing to be clear is what form of society we are judging it within. What is broa...
by RWStanding
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Modern and Social Engineering
Replies: 0
Views: 930

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: 249

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: 905

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: 336

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: 345

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...