As originally explained, man is a moral being in two senses of the term.
In THEE, the (Root Hierarchy) develops in two directions. One is an emanation of each of the 7 Levels leading to society, organizations and everything that enables everyday life. The other is a series of structures that emerge from within , the 6th Root Level, which exist to define humanity i.e. the meaning of being human.
■ Ethics as an existential obligation starts with the requirement to recognize a purpose in life. Our options are defined by the Root Typology) nested within . This Typology leads to a range of structures, including the , and others to be developed in the following sections, which are about and goodness, apart from any particular society or culture.(
■ Ethics, as a societal obligation, is found within the
Societal ethics are not examined in this Satellite. Frameworks are available in Working with Values (1995), but nothing apart from politics has been posted on the website.
Because existence is intrinsic to the evolution of human consciousness (i.e. being human), existential issues form the context for the ethical issues in any society.
Nevertheless, in debates over issues, society's ethics are often given pre-eminence over existential ethics because:
|Obligation is either||► Review.|
The opposite of «Right» in the as shown in the TET diagram) is not «Wrong». Instead it is something specific that varies with the as shown in the Table.(in its various forms
|RH'L||Primal Quest||Nature of «Right»||«Not Right»|
|7||Think right||Experience of duality and a separate self.|
|6||Sustain righteousness||Impropriety, rule violation, acting ultra vires.|
|5||Produce rightness||Unacceptable, unfinished, "doesn't work".|
|4||Sustain righteousness||Neglect of a suffering person, pitiless behaviour.|
|3||Think right||Use of denial, self-deception and illusion.|
|2||Feel right||Feel badly, guilty, ashamed.|
|1||Feel right||All undesirable inner states e.g. pain, frustration, impatience, fear.|
Originally posted: 12-Oct-2012.