If we behaved as if ethics mattered, the world would be a radically different place. The big issues are not nearly as complex as we assume. The Gordian knot of every human endeavor can be cut by a fairly simple assessment of ethical responsibility. Be decent. Decency has become a luxury, after all your other needs are met, maybe you can feign it… used to be even if starving you were...
Ethics as Idea-in-Flux
Is an ideology an ideology outside of the times you point at it? No, but the habit of being locked-in when pointed to makes it so. The idea-in-flux is not an ideology. Ethics, as I mean it, is an idea-in-flux. It is about ideas, yes, but given meaning from indwelling. As we change, so does the substance of our ethics. Without specificity one can talk of decency (the eternal river yet the water...
Tweets on Ethics
Ethics seems too important to tame into a word, like a factor itemized on a list. To point at it in this way is to undermine it, you know it before you know it, like explaining a joke. You can only talk about a snapshot of ethics you caught, what it ought to be in that picture, but then return that fish to the sea & it goes wherever There’s no pragmatic reason for a division of...
The work of a writer must be not only the reflection, but the larger reflection...– Remy de Goncourt
I do not see what is; what is, is what I see– Remy de Goncourt
Ethics and Science
I do not doubt that there is incredible creativity and reasoning and bouts of intuition within the act of science-doing. While I question the foundation upon which it happens, I don’t question the commitment and integrity within which it goes about its business. The internal processing is sound enough for me. It is always the integration into the external realm and where ethics comes into...