This is a shorter post. There’s a couple of reasons for this: it’s cold out, and so I’m walking less ― especially with my daughter in a sling ― and I’ve fallen behind on the podcasts I enjoy and perhaps more importantly, knowing that I’m less than half way through the book and seeing it… Continue reading Maps of Meaning, discussion – Part 4a, Rites, Rituals and Initiations
There’s a fantastic theory in science, called gravity. Gravity describes things being attracted to large masses. Despite this rather concrete description of reality, humans have not confined themselves to a prescription of gravity. Instead, we have built planes and rockets and space shuttles and we’ve had the cheek to launch things right out of our… Continue reading Do you deny the link between Darwin’s theory, the Holocaust and Stalin’s genocide?
In a recent conversation with oldschoolcontemporary (OSC) about objective morality, we ran into many stumbling blocks to our ability to properly communicate with each other. So far as I could tell, OSC had immovable metrics in place by which to measure objective morality that were almost necessarily religious (redemption, salvation and infallible imposable authority) which… Continue reading Do I really have to answer such absurd depictions of my view? Enlightenment values help discover morality and let it flourish
The other week I explained the basics of ‘The Moral Landscape’ to my dad, and then made an argument in favour of its premise: morality is borne out of wellbeing. He almost immediately gave me a challenge that stumped me, and a little later I shared that challenge with my brother. My brother almost immediately… Continue reading A Challenge to The Moral Landscape