Tag Archives: Morality

Is a perfect society possible or even desirable?

Is a perfect society possible or even desirable? [ 25/7/20 ] If you mean something static – then no. If you mean something that respects individual sapient life, and the liberty of all such sapient entities, and provides a cooperative … Continue reading

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What are the human rights that need to be protected in our community and in society?

What are the human rights that need to be protected in our community and in society? [ 16/7/20 ] The simple answer is: 1/ Individual sapient life; 2/ Individual liberty of all sapient individuals (human or non-human, biological or non … Continue reading

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Brain Mind Soul and Spirit

Foundations of Logic – Facebook Group – Brain Mind Soul and Spirit [ 22/6/20 ] What do we mean by terms like spirit, reason and brain? Looking at the history of the ideas and some of the modern derivations is … Continue reading

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London Futurists – The world after coronavirus – key dimensions for decisions

The world after coronavirus: key dimensions for decisions? [ 9/4/20 ] If you frame it as either/or(s) you see a set of possible patterns as points on a line. If you frame it as all things being necessary, in different … Continue reading

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Quora – Is the urge to save humanity almost always a false front for the urge to rule?

Quora – Is the urge to save humanity almost always a false front for the urge to rule? Why? [ 1/4/20 ] No. And it is complex – we are all complex beyond our ability to appreciate in detail, but … Continue reading

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Quora – Is there any alternative to Might is Right?

Is there any alternative to Might is Right? (by this I ask is there any disproving this idea, even considering how Might isn’t right, but it determines who has control and therefore who has the right to control). [ 30/3/20 … Continue reading

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Quora – Do we have a moral obligation to fully comprehend the world around us?

Do we have a moral obligation to fully comprehend the world around us? [ 21/3/20 ] No, because full comprehension is never an option. And we do need to make reasonable efforts to make a reasonable map/model of what is … Continue reading

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Quora – Do humans have agency?

Do humans have agency? [ 9/3/20 ] If the idea of agency has any meaning at all – then yes. And it gets deeply complex, because it only really makes sense if reality works on the basis of probabilities and … Continue reading

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Quora – Don’t ethics just hold us back from achieving what we want?

Quora – Don’t ethics just hold us back from achieving what we want? [ 3/3/20 ] In one sense yes – that is entirely the point. From an evolutionary perspective, ethics is about the sorts of behaviours that allow large … Continue reading

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Quora – Would the world have no worries if everything was free?

Quora – Would the world have no worries if everything was free? [ 19/2/20 ] Short answer no. Longer answer is more complex. Nothing is free of consequences. Everything we do has impacts over space and time. One of the … Continue reading

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