Wisdom: n. knowledge which helps to judge accurately what is (true and/or right) and/or (just and/or moral). Unchanging wisdom is wisdom about human nature.
Historical philosophy has communicated about wisdom or judging what was the truth and right, just, and moral behavior.
The outgrowth of historical philosophy was the philosophy of science which is trying to explain the forces and mechanics of the universe and behavioral science is an attempt at explaining human behavior and its possible foundational principles.
What this means is that traditional philosophy is dead or dying fast with the exception of communications about morality and justice.
Behavioral sciences are not very judgmental when it comes to human behavior and they will never succeed in coming up with a secular moral code or principles of justice which should guide human behavior so that peaceful interaction among humans is possible.
Immoral psychiatrists and psychologists are not an acceptable replacement for dying religions. There must be a worldwide secular moral code being taught to impressionable young minds in elementary school which can guide healthy human behavior impulsively throughout a lifetime or human civilization will be adversely affected with too much chaos.
My suggestion is except in emergency situations-don’t destroy biodiversity, don’t lie, don’t be inefficient, don’t commit adultery if married, and don’t murder.
Behavioral science is very relativistic and promotes a situation ethics kind of philosophy where anything goes or is possible and it never claims that some behavior can be immoral. Behavioral science also is not capable of discovering just principles with which to govern humans and the concept of justice seldom enters the picture which is a logical discussion of human politics.
I am one of the last philosophers of truth or wisdom who is also communicating about morality and justice which religion and political “science” are trying unsuccessfully to discuss. Politics is not a science which can test its assumptions and rules experimentally in a laboratory and confirm its just principles of action.
Without a moral backbone for humans and politicians to follow there can be no justice in society and only rule with fear or the threat of force and the use of force. Morality and justice must be combined to create a peaceful cooperative society where the leadership is respected admired and trusted.
I have written and evergreen truth book JUSTICE which defines justice and suggests an updated secular moral code for the 21st technological century. It gives suggestions on what political changes should be made for society to function more justly and morally. If you are a political “scientist” or a behavioral scientist then JUSTICE is a must read.
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