I hope that this topic is helpful for preventing atrocities for people!
I have been promoting a link to this discussion on a website that is visited from 200 countries per week, which is becoming more trafficked daily from all countries in the region. The two latest traffic alerts from Google were for Saudi Arabia and Israel.
In this topic I have been proposing that philosophy should be held responsible
, with diverse independent reasoning for entry to that argument. The primary argument has been that intellect and reason is a higher good
than war and revenge, which I have been asserting for years.
My assertion: "Within the context of reason, there is no place for evil.
Philosopher Immanuel Kant
wrote in "Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason,": "pure reason is the faculty of concepts, and concepts are not concerned with the inclinations, but only with the understanding and its object
Therefore, according to Kant (who authored one of the most profound works on reason), pure reason cannot be the source of evil, which arises from the inclinations and desires of the human will. Kant believed that every human being has the capacity to resist evil and choose the moral path
, which is the path of reason
Reason and intellect is a higher good
than war and revenge.
What would MacGyver do?
Yesterday I watched an episode of MacGyver
who, in an attempt to stop someone from seeking revenge for the murder of his brother, said "You are smarter than this
The one seeking revenge chose intellect and won. This confirmed and provided an example for the idea.
Intellect and reason is a higher good
and enables people to win. Therefore my argument: philosophy can and should be held responsible
A philosophical project on the wisdom of MacGyver.
What would MacGyver do? An excerpt from the revised edition of Life Changing: A Philosophical Guide
Angus MacGyver thought when he retired from the secret service, he’d put his days of danger behind him. But MacGyver was forever getting caught in life and death situations. Fortunately, MacGyver had a preternatural knack for improvising his way out of them. ... Thirty years on, MacGyver is more a cultural icon than ever before.
https://philosophyforchange.wordpress.c ... uide-2016/
Philosophy can be the solution, and because of it, philosophy should be held responsible.
My conclusion: "Modern man is to be expected to evolve beyond barbaric practices such as war and revenge if it intends to secure longer term prosperity. Intelligence before practice means overcoming darkness before it was ever present, and thus, to prevent war and revenge in favour of reason."
American philosopher Henry David Thoreau
"Whatever my own practice may be, I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual moral improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized."
The following organization, similar to eco-feminism
, seeks to establish a basis for peace in efforts to protect
Arab–Israeli peace projects
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab%E2%8 ... e_projects
value wrote: ↑July 13th, 2023, 5:50 am
There are rumors that Adam Sandler was in love with a Palestinian girl in real life.
love affair of Adam Sandler
and the correlated film that shows that
Palestinians can flourish together side by side, is described in the OP: viewtopic.php?p=444410#p444410
For a professional scholarly philosophical perspective on how philosophy can be the solution, the following post in this topic describes the work of Emmanuel Lévinas
- an icon of Western philosophy that is researched by dedicated scholars today.
Lévinas: Of peace there can only be an eschatology.
Lévinasian philosophical eschatology means "a vision of beyond
", which is what is called upon when MacGyver says to the person seeking revenge: "You are smarter than this
", so you can find an advanced theory for the idea in his philosophy.
AI: "MacGyver's statement "You are smarter than this" could be seen as an example of an eschatological vision, as it encourages the person to rise above the cycle of violence and revenge, and to choose a more intelligent and peaceful path. This aligns with Lévinas' view that eschatological vision allows for a transcendence of the totality and a relation to infinity.
Introduction to Lévinas his work on peace, and his perspective on the conflict:
Philosophy evidently has the capacity to provide a solution. Therefore philosophy should be held responsible