What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach

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Re: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach

Postby thinkdr » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:46 am

The chapter on morality is 17 pages in length for good reason.

To summarize it would not do it justice.

You have permission though to republiish it as a hardcover book; then you will be able to turn the pages. :idea: { KT: Why not print it out, staple the pages, or bind them in some fashion, and then flip pages.}

The explanation entails being true to yourself, appreciating the various moral principles - of which I give a specific list - committing oneself to living up to those principles, and doing so, more and more, through the years (and with more of the principles): growing and developing morally, thus becoming more morally-healthy.

Hence kindness alone is not enough.



readers: Your views, and your reviews of the essay titled THE STRUCTURE OF ETHICS, are welcomed! [Click on first link below to learn about this new paradigm, and to judge its merit.]
:idea: For further reading and insight into the topics of Ethics check out these links, and thereby add to your reading enjoyment

THE STRUCTURE OF ETHICS
[NEW] :!:
http://www.myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/TH ... ETHICS.pdf


THE BREAKTHROUGH - We Can Get Along After All (2018)
http://myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/BREAKT ... %20all.pdf

LIVING WELL: how ethics helps us flourish
http://www.myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/LI ... ourish.pdf


BASIC ETHICS: a systematic approach

http://tinyurl.com/mfcgzfz

ETHICAL ADVENTURES http://wadeharvey.myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/ETHICAL%20ADVENTURES.pdf

When you Google the following pdf selection you may wish to start with page 20 in order to skip the technicalities:
Marvin C. Katz - ETHICS: A College Course
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Re: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach

Postby thinkdr » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:45 am

For those who never got around to reading THE BREAKTHROUGH, here is a passage from that paper:

“Morality" to the Ethicist is a technical term which connotes authenticity as well as the opposite of hypocrisy and phoniness’. It denotes that you practice what you preach: your observable self corresponds to your ideal self-image. As you gain in ethical insight your behavior (conduct) corresponds to your continuously-improving self-identity.

As a result of understanding the moral sense, we may conclude that everyone is to be regarded as if they are of limitless value! Try to imagine what implications follow from that understanding. One such deduction is to do no harm.

Furthermore, if one holds a moral perspective, one will strive to have good manners, and to be courteous. One will avoid using words that hurt. Instead we will use words that heal, words that serve to boost people up. When we enter a room people will feel like a plant that has just been watered.


Your response? Comments? Questions?

Karpal T: Did I reply to your question adequately?
:idea: For further reading and insight into the topics of Ethics check out these links, and thereby add to your reading enjoyment

THE STRUCTURE OF ETHICS
[NEW] :!:
http://www.myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/TH ... ETHICS.pdf


THE BREAKTHROUGH - We Can Get Along After All (2018)
http://myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/BREAKT ... %20all.pdf

LIVING WELL: how ethics helps us flourish
http://www.myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/LI ... ourish.pdf


BASIC ETHICS: a systematic approach

http://tinyurl.com/mfcgzfz

ETHICAL ADVENTURES http://wadeharvey.myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/ETHICAL%20ADVENTURES.pdf

When you Google the following pdf selection you may wish to start with page 20 in order to skip the technicalities:
Marvin C. Katz - ETHICS: A College Course
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Re: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach

Postby Karpel Tunnel » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:57 am

thinkdr wrote:The chapter on morality is 17 pages in length for good reason.
Of course. And the lengths of the books of the various philosophers and others which are referenced and discussed in other threads were likely written in their lengths for good reasons. But then it is a discussion forum. So people summarize, work with specific ideas and then perhaps hope that from these discussions people will be inspired to go read books they haven't...or, perhaps interesting discussions can happen via the presentations of ideas taken from longer works.

To summarize it would not do it justice.
Of course, everyone knows that. But it could be a start towards instilling interest. I get it. You wrote something, you want people to read the whole thing. but if you make a claim about something then people will want to explore that. If you answer becomes, go read my book, it seems to me it's not really what makes a discussion forum, online, work.

You have permission though to republiish it as a hardcover book; then you will be able to turn the pages. :idea: { KT: Why not print it out, staple the pages, or bind them in some fashion, and then flip pages.}
Because I can, for free, go to the library and take out, say, Locke Or Rawls or Spinoza and read works that have lasted through long years of critical scrutiny and are still deemed valuable. Though even these people's ideas are summarized here as portions or starts of conversations. It's a discussion forum.

The explanation entails being true to yourself, appreciating the various moral principles - of which I give a specific list - committing oneself to living up to those principles, and doing so, more and more, through the years (and with more of the principles): growing and developing morally, thus becoming more morally-healthy.
Still haven't seen the unique part. Not at this abstract level and then not also in the more specific examples which seemed to fit in the liberal tradition.
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Re: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach

Postby promethean75 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:11 am

yeah i can't get down like that, thinkdoc. i left the herd behind decades ago, and with that, i left their morality as well. if you ever asked me why i do what i do... i'd tell ya i do it all for the nookie.
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Re: What is Ethics? - a fresh, new approach

Postby thinkdr » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:09 am

Karpel Tunnel wrote:...Still haven't seen the unique part.


In the post of Apr 19, 2019 above, I gave a summary [from the paper entitled THE BREAKTHROUGH] of what "morality" means in the new paradigm for Ethical Theory. {Yet, Karpel, you write as if responding to an earlier post instead of to the most recent one on this topic. It's hard for me to understand why. I'm not even going to venture a guess.} ....Hope the following helps:


Many ethical theories confuse "morality" with "morals." The latter refers to local cultural practices resulting from social interaction, tribalism, and tradition. Those topics are a concern of Cultural Anthropology, a sub-branch of Sociology. [Yes, its findings have relevance to Ethics, especially when they deal with negotiations as to what is harmful and what isn't. For "Do no harm" is an early principle deduced from the Axiom of Ethics, and from the definition of "Ethics."]
To me, morality is not a key term in Social Ethics; it is rather a personal trait. "Morality" is a key term of Individual Ethics. That is why this approach is unique. Let me explain further:

"Morality" is increasing correspondence of one's actual behavior with an improving self-image. An 'improving self-image' is one which is ever more-keenly aware of principle, and is over time adding more moral principles to one's repertoire.

Morality is a matter of degree: the self-concept has three parts. They are one's name, one's self-image, and one's conduct. The more that the latter two correspond (match up), the higher degree is one's morality. That is to say, the more moral one is. The more your conduct matches your highest self-ideals (the finest set of attributes for what constitutes an ethical character that you can imagine), the more you possess morality -- as I understand it.

...As I wrote earlier, this summary does not do the topic justice. For a better comprehension of what the Hartman/Katz paradigm for Ethics is getting at, see (relatively-brief) Chapter Three in the first selection in the signature below: click on the link to THE STRUCTURE OF ETHICS. It won't hurt for philosophers (and philosophy students) to do a little reading. :idea: {Some kind-and-ethical person can do a service by transcribing the booklet for the visually-impaired. Send the record, the audio-book to The Library for the Blind in New York, NY.]


Comments? Questions?
:idea: For further reading and insight into the topics of Ethics check out these links, and thereby add to your reading enjoyment

THE STRUCTURE OF ETHICS
[NEW] :!:
http://www.myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/TH ... ETHICS.pdf


THE BREAKTHROUGH - We Can Get Along After All (2018)
http://myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/BREAKT ... %20all.pdf

LIVING WELL: how ethics helps us flourish
http://www.myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/LI ... ourish.pdf


BASIC ETHICS: a systematic approach

http://tinyurl.com/mfcgzfz

ETHICAL ADVENTURES http://wadeharvey.myqol.com/wadeharvey/PDFs/ETHICAL%20ADVENTURES.pdf

When you Google the following pdf selection you may wish to start with page 20 in order to skip the technicalities:
Marvin C. Katz - ETHICS: A College Course
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