In philosophy-speak, an ethics is called:
Inquiry reveals that these two terms are a typical oscillating duality: i.e. they correspond to distinctive characteristics of odd and even Levels in the THEE hierarchy. The situation is shown in this Matrix Table.
|Meeting practical objectives which are self-evidently sensible and worthwhile to the chooser.
|Conforming with widely held views on what is valued and proper within the chooser's relevant social group.
|Pursuing values that are preferred by the chooser's group, bring some general benefit and are easily applied.
|Ensuring the chooser's security and interests in the light of the existing power relations.
|Balancing all anticipated consequences in relation to the needs and interests of all concerned, including the chooser.
|Setting a rule which is accepted as right by the chooser and all others in the social group.
|Responding to the chooser's deep inner (and essentially divine) sense of what is right and good.
The 1992 formulation for Working with Values» is created, the relevant section will be revised. did not specifically refer to « » as the source of values that «the chooser prefers». Although perhaps not too serious an error in regard to ethical choice, it becomes rather serious once the political implications of the are recognized. The error has been corrected in the above matrix-table extracted from the book. When the e-book of «
The unfolding duality.This operates as a thesis-antithesis leading to a synthesis which is the thesis generating a new antithesis at the next higher level. The system is cyclic: i.e after L7, the next higher level is L1.form the
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The differences between the approaches show up markedly when we observe them in use. This will be explored when we postin the future.
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There is much more to Chapters in Working with Values.: and . These all impact on choices that are made or lead to judgements about whether the choices are right. See more in various
Continue to linking politics with ethics.
Originally posted: July 2009; Last updated: 27 Jan 2010