A new morality for a new age

One reflection from all the RSA talks: We need a new morality.

Moral history: in the tribal age, it is loyalty to the tribe. People who are not in the tribe have no rights/standing, except to the extent that their tribe can help/hurt ours.

With the founding of cities, this no longer works. Hence the need for a new ethic. The writings of Paul are one example of extending tribal ethics to urban ethics.

Next we add concepts like rule of law

What do we need to add to move it to a global level? What duty/resposibility/rights does one have in a global setting? What about given the greatly increased population size, and concordant environmental costs?

I do notice that people become more passive and less aggressive; indeed this is necessary.


Posted on August 17, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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