Being Truly Humane: The Four Orders of Humaneness

Posted by Vinay 3 weeks, 1 day ago to Philosophy
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Ethicists could well design ethics classes around both real life and fictional drama, and interested readers could better their third- and fourth-order skills by analyzing drama.

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  • Posted by $ blarman 2 weeks, 6 days ago
    Regarding "the four orders of being humane":
    First order: okay, but to what end? And who is the arbiter of whether or not one is "used by others?"
    Second order: Again, okay, but what predicates this application of The Golden Rule? (How does one derive this view without calling upon the notion of the mystical?)
    Third order: what is the context or standard against which one evaluates one's self? Without an objective third-party, this inevitably results in narcissism or misplaced hero-worship...
    Fourth order: see third order above.

    That being said, I completely agree that drama can be used to elicit critical thinking by the introduction of moral dilemmas and their potential outcomes.
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