There is much more to discuss about the self, but we left something hanging at the end of the second Justice post – whether or not the concept of justice as outlined tended toward a utilitarian justification of anything “for the common good,” or the perceived advantage of the many. I said then that we first had to look into what love means, and I think it is better to do this sooner rather than later. Continue reading
The Why? page of this blog can serve as an introduction, but I can’t assume you have read it. And it’s important to give you a reason why I want to go on about logic and compassion, and why you might want to read it.
The reason is simple. After a million years or so of evolution, humans have failed to get to first base. Armed conflicts, environmental catastrophes, economic chaos — enough said. We treat each other and our world brutally. The only thing one could reasonably expect for our future is extinction.
Of course, humans are also capable of greatness, of selfless acts that benefit life as a whole, often enough in remarkable ways. So what is the problem? Why can’t we get it together? Continue reading