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by RWStanding
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Private Enterprise
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Private Enterprise

Private Enterprise A typical definition of this is: Business or industry that is managed by independent companies or private individuals rather than being controlled by the state. But an ethical definition of private enterprise, or private ownership, may find problems with this. Particularly in an a...
by RWStanding
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Brexit and Polls
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Brexit and Polls

Brexit and Polls Politics is based on pragmatic ethics. It is not simply about the economy, and is about society. Either we are a rule based authoritarian society, or state, or we are in some shade a democracy’. Assuming we are an Altruist style society, then it is intrinsically necessary for all ru...
by RWStanding
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Saintly Sinner
Replies: 2
Views: 260

The Saintly Sinner

The Saintly Sinner Ethics and the Law can be relatively simple for a rule based society. Such as an authoritarian society or state, in which the dictum ‘An eye for and eye....’ or simply do as your master dictates, is the basis of rule. Every crime would have its prescribed and clear punishment. A s...
by RWStanding
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pseudo-technical Terminology
Replies: 0
Views: 279

Pseudo-technical Terminology

Pseudo-technical Terminology Rhetoric and pseudo-technical jargon is a good cover for folly. It were better for logical debate for English people to use English terminology. We can be anti-Israel; anti-Judaism: anti-Jewish; anti-Semite; and all in degrees. In the case of anti-Semitism, a large range...
by RWStanding
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Fundamental and Derived Choice
Replies: 0
Views: 243

Fundamental and Derived Choice

Fundamental and Derived Choice It may not have been discussed that ethics has its levels of choice. We live in a three-dimensional world. The idea of ethics as a single dimension or choice between opposites is far too simple. We only need to listen to debates in parliament to despair. Arising out of...
by RWStanding
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Redundancy
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Redundancy

Redundancy There is a difference between science today and religion. Science is willing to make concepts redundant, whereas religion hangs on doggedly. Light as waves in the ether is dated, and now the ether is redundant. Religion creates or employs terms like soul, divine, mind, body, and spends li...
by RWStanding
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Discrimination Ethical
Replies: 0
Views: 242

Discrimination Ethical

Discrimination: In Sport and Work Ethics is entirely about discrimination. In sport we do not have intermixed chaos. Men and Women competing in most sports. Lighweight boxers fighting heavyweights. If a women or men, by no fault of their own have unusual genetics, then this may make it unfair for th...
by RWStanding
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mechanical Altruism
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Mechanical Altruism

Mechanical Altruism An altruist person or society is altruist because that is what is believed. Albeit, pragmatically, he and society may have unworkable or inadequate ideas of altruism in its application. Altruism that is adopted in obedience to authority, even where termed ‘god’ is mechanical and ...
by RWStanding
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Time and Freedom
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Time and Freedom

Time and Freedom In retrospect, it may eventually be decided unsurprising that the material world can be expressed in dimensions, and the ethical world in values that are much like dimensions. And that we do not directly experience elementary values or dimensions, but only in they way they relate, a...
by RWStanding
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Beyond Life
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Beyond Life

Beyond Life We may well be approaching the time when robots will be walking the earth and it will be impossible to decide, at least externally, whether they are sapient beings or biological constructions. They may be made organically, or even constructed like machines. p**** them and they will react...
by RWStanding
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Freedom
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Freedom

The term Free has a purely mechanical meaning as a wheel that is free. Or that people are capable of doing or acquiring something. It also has an ethical meaning And that can only be expressed in ethical terms, as defining the social-personal purpose that it is used for. And the social purpose is no...
by RWStanding
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Origins
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Origins

God is a term that can mean the reason for existence. But if it is held to mean something that causes or creates the universe then it needs a reason for how it exists. What then needs explanation is why anything exists and that includes space and time. Rationally we must start with the absurdity of ...
by RWStanding
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Happiness
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Happiness

Happiness We may all walk about the world with silly grins on our faces while the earth collapses in ruin. Happiness is an emotional state and it is not an ethical value. It would be excellent if all people were justifiably happy, but that would require a world managed in a way beyond imagination. A...
by RWStanding
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Confluence and Melting Pot of Cultures
Replies: 1
Views: 181

A Confluence and Melting Pot of Cultures

A Confluence and Melting Pot of Cultures A good travelogue and documentary of Sicilian history is currently on TV It is seen as a confluence of cultures and a melting-pot. But there is a problem here. It was what it was because of being a fairly small place, at the centre of much more vast areas of ...
by RWStanding
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Rights and Religious Freedom
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Rights and Religious Freedom

Rights and Religious Freedom Do the rights that are promoted have priority over the ethics expressed by religion? Are the rights merely an amalgam of values expressed by religions where they happen to agree? Does a community of a particular religion have the right to educate for and ensure conformit...