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 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