What is Civility on ILP

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Re: What is Civility on ILP

Postby Otto_West » Sun May 07, 2017 9:28 pm

What about those that pretend to be civil holding only the facade thereof? What about those people?
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Re: What is Civility on ILP

Postby Carleas » Mon May 08, 2017 1:46 pm

Civility seems like the kind of thing where you can't effectively pretend to be civil without being civil. If you are acting civilly, you are being civil, even if you are only acting civilly in order to get someone's goat.
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Re: What is Civility on ILP

Postby Otto_West » Tue May 09, 2017 6:53 am

Carleas wrote:Civility seems like the kind of thing where you can't effectively pretend to be civil without being civil. If you are acting civilly, you are being civil, even if you are only acting civilly in order to get someone's goat.

I don't know, there are plenty of uncivil people that pretend to be civil and use that pretend civility to control, manipulate, or stifle others.
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Re: What is Civility on ILP

Postby Carleas » Tue May 09, 2017 1:59 pm

But how one uses civility doesn't affect whether or not it is civility.

Perhaps we mean something different by 'pretend'. I understand that to mean something like "act like your doing something without actually doing it." And I find that the concept doesn't apply to civility, because civility is just acting civilly. So pretending to be civil just it being civil.

One is either being civil or one isn't, motive is not a part of it.
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