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The Integrity of HonestyThe Integrity of Responsibility"If the laws are going down the wrong road, we are all going down the wrong road, and they are! We need to change paths".
Men and women are not naturally constituted of the most righteous of base thoughts and ideas. We are too much an easily fallible species, seldom strong, and more often of weak sentiments, interpreters and intellects. How may we rectify this? ----- Oh that we could speak like this:
“The means by which national exigencies are to be provided for, national inconveniences obviated, national prosperity promoted, are of such infinite variety, extent, and complexity, that there must of necessity be great latitude of discretion in the selection and application of those means. Hence, consequently, the necessity and propriety of exercising the authorities intrusted to a government on principles of liberal construction”. Alexander Hamilton
Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, John Shook on James Feibleman
Feibleman’s system reflects his belief that “the purpose of a philosophy … is to find the nature of the universe of all universes while at the same time saving the facts, to account for every type of detail in the world as well as to seek out reasons for the very existence of such detail. A philosophy is a scale-model of all that we can describe from our experience or imagine, a model based on an ontological system.” He viewed ontology as “the most important branch of philosophy”, and his own ontology as the foundation of his system… Feibleman set forth his ontological theory, which he called axiologic realism, in his near 800 page magnum opus Ontology (1951). That work culminates in a list of 599 “postulates” of axiologic realism, systematically arranged in a way that recalls Spinoza’s Ethics and Wittgenstein’s Tractatus. Only the barest sketch of that system can be given here.
The central claim of axiologic realism is that there are only three fundamental categories or ontological universes: (1) essence or possibility, (2) existence or actuality, and (3) destiny or teleology. Feibleman describes essence or possibility along the lines of Plato’s Sophist, as “the power to affect or be affected.” The universe of essence thus consists of “the total of all items having the power to affect or to be affected taken together.” It is “a universe of pure being” … governed by determination and law” (1951). It is also the realm of both universals and values; thus, Feibleman’s ontology commits him to realism about universals (in other words, a “realism” in the sense in which it is opposed to nominalism) and to realism about values (hence the name “axiologic realism”).
The Self-Sovereign Moral Self:
"The values-conflation problem is the world’s greatest problem, we must straighten out”.
"Morality insists that a motive is either good or bad. That the gulf between them is bridged over and that most motives are somewhere near the middle of the bridge, is quite contrary to the teachings of any moral system which ever lived in the hearts and consciences of a people" "The very simplest and most rudimentary of all conceivable systems of quantity is that one which distinguishes only two values. This is the system of evaluation which ethics applies to actions in dividing them into the right and the wrong" Morality, as the application of ethical principles to conduct, must be an affair of approaching more or less closely to but not of attaining absolute limits. Thus it requires a many-valued system and not merely a two-valued one. "The rule of ethics will be to adhere to the only possible absolute aim, and to hope that it will prove attainable. Meantime, it is comforting to know that all experience is favorable to that assumption" C.P.
In my own summation:
Values are the most important universal Zeitgeist agency on earth; where, The moral self grounds in itself; the ethical grounds in self and law; and the rational scientific grounds in self and earth – 3 independent groundings. Morality is the automatic actions created between our essence and the mind’s noumenal agents, “self-auto-creating our esthetic judgment noumena and morality” from experiences, interpretive-interpretant noumenal agents (percepts) and our bio-noumenal essence potential, interactions. (The “thing in itself”, exposed) (Simply put -- My essence can ground itself, no other way).