Daily Archives: February 22, 2014

THE TRUTH ABOUT PHILOSOPHY!!!

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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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THE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION

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You are a teenage unwed woman without a job and made the mistake of unwillingly getting pregnant. You are pregnant and find out that the offspring will be a lifelong financial and emotional burden on you because of a severe handicap or debilitating disease. Your pregnancy complications are threatening your life.

What do you do? You have made a mistake conceiving an unwanted offspring so you should be punished with an unwanted offspring and an unwanted financial burden for a lifetime. That form of lifetime anguishing punishment is much too severe when the solution is so simple- Abortion.

The easy answer is abortion because you should have a right to have offspring only when you think you are ready and financially able to support the offspring. Yes, adoption is a way out of conceiving unwanted healthy offspring which you can’t afford to financially support but who in their right mind would want to adopt offspring with a severe debilitating lifetime disease?

Ideally offspring should be raised in a loving supportive environment with two parents and if it is an unwanted offspring with a single head of household who is not financially able to support the offspring then abortion is a logical way out of a very undesirable circumstance.

Infanticide historically used to be the solution in some cultures for unwanted offspring, especially the severely handicapped ones. There is no logical reason why this escape valve should not be available for modern parents with abortion or death before giving birth rather than after giving birth.

Offspring can be the source of much major happiness in a marital relationship but if the offspring is unwanted then the emotional scars on parent and offspring can be devastating. We should all be interested in quality offspring and a quality lifestyle which optimizes the happiness possible in a parent offspring relationship.

Some argue that killing a fetus cheapens the respect for human life but this attitude does not address a respect for the quality of the life after birth which is much more important. With the population of the world approaching 8 billion humans who are overpopulating and radically polluting the planet the danger of us running out of human life should not be a serious moral question but the quality of human life should take precedence in our value judgments. We have been very successful in promoting the quantity of human life on this precious planet and it is now time for placing emphasis on the quality of human life and lifestyles.

Abortion in the 21st century is not immoral because murder of a fetus in this emergency which is an unwanted or severely debilitated offspring is moral for the future benefit of humanity.

If you have a strong religious belief that abortion is immoral then you should be given the right to give birth to a severely debilitated offspring but you and your religious organization should be forced to support that life financially and not at taxpayer’s expense.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT MORALITY

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Shared moral beliefs and practices is what makes peaceful human interactions in society possible without the need for threats of force or the use of force to maintain a semblance of peaceful order in society.

Without a common morality trust between humans and trust in the government breaks down and tyranny or dictatorship is the only solution to escaping the chaos which floods the immoral society.

Mythological religious morality is outdated and must be updated with an impulsive secular morality which is practiced worldwide to assure that peaceful future interactions with the nations of the world will be possible without war breaking out.

Relativistic situation ethics does not work because morality must be a largely impulsive behavioral reaction to everyday events which should not require logical thinking for all the minimal exceptions to a moral code of behavior. That morality is largely relativistic is a modern lie and it is vital that citizens interact with each other in a largely impulsive moralistic way.

In a nutshell the new secular morality which should be taught to all impressionable young minds in elementary school worldwide should be- except in emergency situations-don’t destroy biodiversity, don’t lie, don’t be inefficient, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery if married, and don’t murder.

CONCLUSION:

With a commonly held impulsively applied moral code peaceful trusting interaction among citizens is possible where most feel that it is wrong to lie, to steal, and to be adulterous in marriage.

Believing that destroying biodiversity will ultimately destroy human civilization is priority number one for the healthy survival of future generations and is vital to a realistic modern secular moral code.

Peaceful coexistence among nations and eventual worldwide unity will be possible with a commonly held worldwide morality. Whether in a dictatorship like China or a democratic country both types of governments can practice the same secular moral code for the benefit of future worldwide human civilization.

If you liked this evergreen truth blog then read more of them and one or more of my evergreen truth books, especially COMMON SENSE, rays of truth in a human world filled with myths and deceptions.

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