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by RWStanding
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Altruistic Society
Replies: 0
Views: 588

Altruistic Society

Altruistic Society It would appear to be elementary for an altruist form of society that the weak should be protected against the strong and feckless. Physically, economically, and by ‘class’. But an individualist perspective hides other conclusions. The same consideration must apply to society or c...
by RWStanding
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Loyalty
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Loyalty

Loyalty Our world is imperfect and even chaotic, politically-socially-ethically. There is certain to be conflicts of loyalty at all levels, and not only of people to their country. That conflict is derived from there being unavoidable levels and priorities for personal and group loyalty. The easiest...
by RWStanding
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Johnathan Sacks and Morailty in 21st Century on R4
Replies: 0
Views: 366

Johnathan Sacks and Morailty in 21st Century on R4

Johnathan Sacks and Morailty in 21st Century on R4 In essence JS would appear to agree with my diagrammatic representation of human moral-political choice. It is a three way split, apart from absolute chaos. He talks about Moral Responsibility whereas my version would be social responsibility, or al...
by RWStanding
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: iHRA
Replies: 1
Views: 168

iHRA

IHRA Why do people become so extremist when complaining about racism and anti-semitism in particular. The IHRA definitions of anti-Semitism are, as they state, practical examples and as such they should be considered approximations of a pragmatic kind. It needs to be admitted that the various exampl...
by RWStanding
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Predictability and Free-will
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Predictability and Free-will

Pedictability and Free-will Everything we do is the result of the sum of influences on us from within and without. If we knew the whole of history, we could predict everything that is to happen. Except, it is possible that some events can be the result of a throw of the dice, as when we are at a for...
by RWStanding
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Population and Technology
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Population and Technology

Population Population is not in itself an ethical value. But the way it is treated is. There can be a lot of hot air expended in simply debating and haranguing about what is ‘right’ on some undefined ethereal basis, or no basis at all that is mentioned. Although.in fact, people will have their unspo...
by RWStanding
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Pragmatism
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Pragmatism

Pragmatism The practical consequences. Which might be seen as merely making a wheel that goes round. Or merely assuming that an object is good because it works and represents technological progress. But as an ethical value it relates to other values, and society, either by absence or its presence. A...
by RWStanding
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Rules

Rules
In the current rancorous row over the anti-value of racism.
It is forgotten that Ethics is about Values.
Practical rules cannot define a value. they merely provide fashionable approximations.
For Christians it may be appropriate to mention that he talked more about values than rules.
by RWStanding
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The British don't understand freedom
Replies: 12
Views: 500

The British don't understand freedom

The British don’t understand freedom, he said as he shot his neighbour.
A society of individual freedom has limited individual tolerance.
A society of shared tolerance has limited freedom.
A society with no liberty has no individualism.
by RWStanding
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Corbyn – Compare and Equate
Replies: 0
Views: 139

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: 145

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: 289

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: 195

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: 300

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: 173

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...