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by RWStanding
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Rights Personal and Political
Replies: 0
Views: 294

Rights Personal and Political

Rights Personal and Political We have Human Rights legislation that is centred on the individual, and no doubt needs updating regularly. There is also the question of rights for social groups, polities and the like, which is as important. But, it cannot avoid making a distinction between democracy a...
by RWStanding
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Diversity
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity Tyranny legislates morally by class. Moral relativism legislates by moral minimalism. Altruism legislates by moral positivism. Stating the matter in a minimalist fashion. For altruist society all people are equal by virtue of their common humanity or as homo-sapiens. They have...
by RWStanding
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Empathy and Ego
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Empathy and Ego

Empathy and Ego However animal-human feelings evolved, they must be a basis for ethical-political values, as advised by the rational mind. Defining the way both individuals, and polities relate together, but distinct from culture except as the possession of culture is a value. The possession of empa...
by RWStanding
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Right to Bear Arms
Replies: 107
Views: 9852

Right to Bear Arms

Right to Bear Arms The 2nd Amendment to the USA Constitution does not say: 'The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.' It is quite plainly qualified: "A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State." A rational person might assume this means the ...
by RWStanding
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Technology and Values
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Technology and Values

Technology and Values Scientific and technological progress will bring us continued increase in real wealth far above levels of subsistence. All we need for that to happen is a stable economy in this country, and in a major part of the world. We may then find that everything to do with the environme...
by RWStanding
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Law and Order
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Law and Order

Law and Order It has long been a mantra of the Conservative Party that they stand for law and order. A mere slogan perhaps. It is impossible for that to be the limit, for law must have a social-political purpose. With current events across the world [59 killed in shooting, and unrest in Spain] it is...
by RWStanding
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Democracy and Freedom
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Democracy and Freedom

Democracy and Freedom The problem for debate is language with its vast weight of history. What was called the 'West' has politicians that constantly refer to their countries as Free and Democratic. Other values hang from these prime values according to rhetorical need. Demos is the people, and freed...
by RWStanding
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Moral Agents
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Moral Agents

Moral Agents Types or families of society may be defined on the basis of moral agency. Assuming 'moral' is defined as right and wrong for holistic society. Altruist: requires a population of moral agents. Moral relativism; a population of amoral agents. Tyranny; a population with subservient moral a...
by RWStanding
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Money-Capitalism-Gambling-Freetrade-Nationalisation
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Money-Capitalism-Gambling-Freetrade-Nationalisation

Money-Capitalism-Gambling-Freetrade-Nationalisation Within broad limits politicians and others define words to suit their social goals. Money is not good or evil but should simply be a means of exchange. Capitalism is the employment of capital. Gambling is a pastime. Free Trade is the greater or les...
by RWStanding
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Multiculturalism and Moral Relativism
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Multiculturalism and Moral Relativism

Multiculturalism and Moral Relativism Politics today would appear to be conflating Multicultural with Moral Relativism. As may be convenient for some of them. It is an easy option. There are three general forms of society as opposed to pure Chaos. Of these, Authoritarian extending to tyrannous socie...
by RWStanding
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Jacob Rees Mogg and Sacrosanct Life
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Jacob Rees Mogg and Sacrosanct Life

Jacob Rees Mogg and Sacrosanct Life Quoted today 6-9-17, as being a Catholic, and opposed to abortion, with life sacrosanct from conception. It may be considered that: If we wish to live in a Catholic dictatorship then this is presently the moral standpoint. If we are anarchists and moral relativist...
by RWStanding
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: If we're supposed to know right from wrong, why do we need rules?
Replies: 29
Views: 3128

Re: If we're supposed to know right from wrong, why do we need rules?

Rules exist within society not prior to it. Apart from the obvious fact that if we have Empathy we may thereby be altruists and promote altruist society If we have pragmatic intelligence we may choose the same That is to say altruism as logically contrasted with the alternative forms of society Ther...
by RWStanding
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Equality Unqualified
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Equality Unqualified

Equality Unqualified It is notable that freedom is a popular value, but there is less comfort with equality. There is an underlying perception that the two values go together in some way, but equality is treated as though it is an equality of opportunity to become privileged. And freedom for that ma...
by RWStanding
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Freedom Unqualified
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Freedom Unqualified

Freedom Unqualified The idea of a single value as a basis for defining society, and its alternatives, is clearly absurd. It is a value that must be qualified by something to indicate what it is that is free or how that thing is free, or why it is free. It is a the chief value that is fashionable tod...
by RWStanding
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Capitalism and Darwinian Evolution
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Capitalism and Darwinian Evolution

Capitalism and Darwinian Evolution There is seemingly a vanity that capitalism is an economic and social form of natural selection. Darwin for human civilization. It is obviously nothing of the kind. Natural evolution confers genetic advantage on populations that is inherited. It benefits social gro...