FEMINISM AND THE DEATH OF CHIVALRY IN THE MODERN WEST

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Belinda
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Re: FEMINISM AND THE DEATH OF CHIVALRY IN THE MODERN WEST

Post by Belinda » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:18 am

Dachshund wrote:
Chivalry does NOT AT ALL imply that women are weak and powerless creatures. Rather, chivalry, is an admission by men of womens' moral superiority. Chivalry is a humble acknowledgement of YOUR power over US. Do you understand ?
The chivalry of very early modern Europe was feudal and politicised. Women actually are not better or worse than men except as historical trends make them so. Indeed it's now impossible to define gender roles as if they were as fixed as biological sexes.

The historical Jesus of Nazareth was a rebel against something or other most probably the priesthood who used the letter of the Jewish law to further their own powers under Roman Occupation of Palestine. St Paul was concerned to point out that the spirit of the law was what mattered and that was instrumental in making Xity universal not just Jewish. Similarly to early Jewish Xity, Socialism is not status quo but ameliorates or seeks to ameliorate the unfair and often cruel excesses of power elites.

You yourself Dachshund, as a markedly right wing Conservative, side with the Roman imperialists sort of thing.

Me

We

The End,

you opined. But it's not the end. Man does not end until he is extinguished Man lives to seek the good way to live.

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Re: FEMINISM AND THE DEATH OF CHIVALRY IN THE MODERN WEST

Post by Belinda » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:44 am

Dachshund wrote in his original post:
Burke wrote a famous essay entitled "Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)" wherein he laments: "But the age of chivalry is dead - that of sophisters, economists and calculators, has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished for ever." Burke is referring to the dominance of cold, mechanical logic and theoretical principles of reasoning in the European political domain that, he believed, was a result of the abstract, secular rationalism advocated by the major Enlightenment intellectuals. He referred to Enlightenment rationality as, "...a barbarous philosophy, which is the offspring of cold hearts and muddy understanding, and which is as void of solid wisdom, as it is destitute of taste and elegance..."
Reason is impossible without ordinary human sympathy. This has been shown by examples from neuropathology. David Hume, a foremost Enlightenment man of reason .
In the Treatise Hume details the causes of the moral sentiments, in doing so explaining why agreeable and advantageous traits prove to be the ones that generate approval. He claims that the sentiments of moral approval and disapproval are caused by some of the operations of sympathy, which is not a feeling but rather a psychological mechanism that enables one person to receive by communication the sentiments of another (more or less what we would call empathy today).
(Stanford)

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