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Discussion in 'The Philosopher' started by Anti-Racism, Sep 24, 2006.
"The Real Enemy"
I think the poster is wrongly equating intelligence with morality as far as "partial intelligence" is concerned, and has subsequently become the good example for it!
The rest would require actual reading so, I'll pass.
In this example, the cunning business man made a fortune on the ignorance of others; this happens all the time. His means or method may have been immoral, but he was successful. I would definitely consider this a further example of his intelligence.
What a destructive way to spend a life -- meaning, how destructive to the cunning business man. No wonder "soulless" is in such common use.uke:
Sadly, this comment by judas69 is spot on. There is the perception (perception only; I'm sure careful study of Thaetatus by Plato would render this form of knowledge moot) in America that success, no matter how achieved, is good, and symblomatic of intelligence. And I dont see how this will change until the accumulation of wealth is no longer judged (another error of knowledge) as the highest and greatest aim of any American.
What is amusing, is how so many in our middle class society, publically support and value traditional and Christian morality, yet abandon any pretenses of this morality when it comes to money, and material success.
Is this what is called "Social Darwinism"?
Wouldn't whole intelligence include ethics, a type of aesthetic intelligence?
What are you trying to say?
Not like we'll ever know -- the original poster is banned for being tedious.
I always fear this. Exactly what Christianity are they following? If you believe in God you know that he can always see you and know what you are doing. Therefore it is impossible to live two lives at once. Your boss or your wife is not god. What you do behind their eyes is not hidden away. If a Christian wants to value traditional Christian morality they have to be truthful in every aspect of life, not just at home and on Sundays. Every minute of their lives is being watched by God.
Do you think moral value is reducible to aesthetic value?
Yes, but morality is not ethics. Ethical outlook is holistic, moral is individualistic.
What are you talking about?