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by RWStanding
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Corbyn – Compare and Equate
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Corbyn – Compare and Equate

Corbyn – Compare and Equate Is it not dangerous ethically to employ the term compare, when what is meant is equate. Everything on earth can and should be compared, and to say something equates is a comparison. If we cannot compare ourselves to Facism then free-discussion as against free-speech is be...
by RWStanding
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Liberty
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Liberty

Liberty
Diagrammatically, Liberty is an ethical dimension opposed to tyranny
As a dimension it may be seen as extending from Freedom to Tolerance
Freedom as a value of an egotistical libertine society – and consonant end values.
Tolerance as a value of altruistic society – and consonant end values.
by RWStanding
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Freedom of Religion
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Freedom of Religion

Freedom of Religion
If we have as an end value and live in altruist-democracy.
Religions with contrary values cannot be tolerated.
The term that is applicable is, as ever that of Tolerance.
Freedom as an isolated value is ethically ambiguous.
by RWStanding
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality Rights Duty
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Equality Rights Duty

Equality – Rights - Duty Tendentious people employ the terms Equality and Freedom to justify anything their egos see fit to demand. For an Altruist Democracy, equality should be seen as a balance of Rights and Duties for people and corporate bodies including national states. If British people have a...
by RWStanding
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Globalisation as a Value
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Globalisation as a Value

Globalisation as a Value Globalisation is a modern aspiration and as such may be some kind of ethical value. But it appears to be even more ambiguous than basic values in general. It can represent any kind of horror story according to how various knaves make use of it. Alexander the Great was one of...
by RWStanding
Thu May 31, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Holism and Reductionism and Polls
Replies: 0
Views: 132

Holism and Reductionism and Polls

Holism and Reductionism and Polls One great mistake we can make in ethics is to employ reductionist thinking where we should use holism, and the reverse. Nelson is not lauded by England as a person, but as an admiral in a particular set of situations. From an English holistic viewpoint he did us gre...
by RWStanding
Tue May 29, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Fetal Rights and Citizenship
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Fetal Rights and Citizenship

Fetal Rights and Citizenship Citizenship presumably begins at birth for the simple reason of the child being obviously a separate person at that point. We have more advanced knowledge today of fetal development. A person needs to be defined by its development and possession of faculties, and the foe...
by RWStanding
Sun May 27, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Love and Anger
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Love and Anger

Love and Anger Love is opposed to hate, and anger to calmness. But it is fashionable today to use Love as if it is an ethical value. In reality it is a passion that with anger etc may be used in conjunction with morality to express approval and disapproval in righteous anger. Self-serving people may...
by RWStanding
Fri May 25, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Rhetoric of Homonyms
Replies: 0
Views: 142

Rhetoric of Homonyms

Rhetoric of Homonyms Some words as spelt are exactly the same in pronunciation. This forms the basis of much confused and dangerous rhetoric. Faith, and faith, are quite distinctly two terms but, more often than not conflated. The term, Faith, tends to be employed as denoting a religion, or system o...
by RWStanding
Sun May 20, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 510
Views: 20606

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

Eternal value should signify universal value, applicable to all human societies, not some ethereal figment. Both elementary and end values appear to be relevant to all communities of sapient creatures. There will be some people who are incapable of understanding these values, but their community wou...
by RWStanding
Fri May 11, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Society, Religion, Homosezuality et al
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Society, Religion, Homosezuality et al

Society, Religion, Homosexuality et al. We live in a society or polity based more on whimsical fashion than on philosophy. A society based on the agenda or god of a religion, will judge individuals according to their obedience to that agenda. There would be no prior idea of virtue. Therefore, partic...
by RWStanding
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Autonomous Democracy
Replies: 1
Views: 195

The Autonomous Democracy

The Autonomous Democracy As the sides of a triangle relate to its angles so do elemenary ethical values relate to end values. The whole of sapient universal life and what it surveys, is the subject of ethics and described by its ethics. Human life on this planet exists in an ethical relationship wit...
by RWStanding
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Social Conflict
Replies: 0
Views: 194

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: 573

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: 1055

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.