I just finished reading parts of Dworkin's Justice for Hedgehogs. It claims to defend objectivism in ethics. Yet there is not a single mention of sentience, and of duties to non-human sentient beings. (I may have missed a sentence).
That completely ignores the possibility that all moral value derives from the presence of consciousness and of feeling!
The entire Buddhist tradition -- perhaps as compassionate a tradition as we have had anywhere in human history -- must have been…
Added by carlo filice on January 27, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments
for those of you open to the possibility of a sane theistic-picture of reality -- where what really matters is respected and pursued -- may I gently suggest a new book of mine? (see below). It has a slightly Indian flavor.
I wrote it in part to counter the narrow and excessively anthropocentric models pushed by most "western" religions. We philosophers must not cede the religious ideas/values public arena to narrow-minded voices.
I am hoping…Continue
Added by carlo filice on December 30, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments