Qualitative Inferential Reasoning

Over the course of human history, intrastructural reasoning has blended with language for the sake of coordinating social groups around complex concepts of causality and related practices.  Perceptions and conceptualizings of structure, dimension and duration enabling humans to define the world participated in molding phonetics such that, although language did not wholly change form in reply, being still a sequential cadence … Continue reading Qualitative Inferential Reasoning

Standards for Behavioral Commitments: Philosophy of Humanism, free download!

A free download of the book Standards for Behavioral Commitments: Philosophy of Humanism, also available for preview below.  Topics covered include chemistry, biology, genetics, neuroscience, epistemology, the history of Western philosophy, cultural evolution, theory of cognition, ethics and much more. https://philosophyofhumanismcom.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/standards-for-behavioral-commitments-philosophy-of-humanism.pdf The following is a brief outline: The book is divided into four sections, less … Continue reading Standards for Behavioral Commitments: Philosophy of Humanism, free download!

The Nature and Origins of Ethics

Questions of ethics reduce to judgements about behavior.  We must decide if an action is likely to garner a desired outcome; when habitualization of an act or procedure is revealed to more likely result in attainment of what we aim for, that activity is preferred and becomes an inveteracy.  When habits have implications for our social … Continue reading The Nature and Origins of Ethics

Norms, Customs, Conscience and Power

In the previous chapter, it was established with that the very possibility of human existence requires satisfaction of some essentials: food, shelter, clothing, health, safety and community.  We can further say that meeting these universal needs depends on functional mechanisms: tools, techniques, problem-solving, and occupations.  Behaviors are of universal value when they facilitate the actuating … Continue reading Norms, Customs, Conscience and Power

The Ethics of Progress

So we can say that behaving ethically enough to meet universal needs - food, shelter, clothing, safety, health and community - is commendable on principle, since suffering, the main contributing factor to animosity and social disorder, would be more widely kept to a minimum, making sustainable cultural contexts in which communality is both desired and … Continue reading The Ethics of Progress

The Nature and Causes of Corruption

Complacency, despite the fact that it is often simply a mundane, unquarrelsome  acquiescence to the everyday status quo, should be regarded as a major problem the conscientious must tackle, because it diminishes prognosis for bettering our world, preventing spread of commitment to the philanthropic ethic that would further humanity’s collective cause.  We must acknowledge that … Continue reading The Nature and Causes of Corruption

The Evolution from Precivilized to Civilized Human Conception

In section 2, subsection iii, The General Nature of First Person Experience: Universal Characteristics, patterns were addressed insofar as the supraphenomenality we model as corporeal ‘matter’ intersects with phenomenality, the mind’s qualitative states.  This boundary consists in congress between organs of sense-perception - eyes, ears, tactile nerve endings, nose, tongue - and aggregate thermodynamic mass comprising our planet’s … Continue reading The Evolution from Precivilized to Civilized Human Conception