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Pinching the Ends of the Loaf...

Equivocated and derived from the Platonic 'goodness in itself', this surrender to the movement of the herd is a silent surrender of happiness in favour of the religious status quo.

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Pinching the Ends of the Loaf...

Pleasure and freedom from pain [bread], are the only things desirable as ends."
— John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
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Pinching the Ends of the Loaf...

Pleasure and freedom from pain [bread], are the only things desirable as ends."
— John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

Do you notice the insertion of the word "bread" in John's quote? This particular responsion of pain translates from the French word for bread. Hardly "painful", this responsion is nonsensical, silly, and hardly worthy of dissemination. Or is it? Let's see where this goes.

Taken as a Kantian responsion to the treatment of our fellow human beings, our fellow citizens should be means in themselves, not ends. And yet, in a pinch, decisions should be made by the leaders. Consider times of war, where we don't have the luxury to debate in a pluralistic forme, ideal outcomes for all.

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John Stuart Mill was an English philosopher, political economist and civil servant. One of the most influential thinkers in the history of liberalism, he contributed widely to social theory...
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Deontological ethics is a form of monism. Equivocated and derived from the Platonic Goodness in itself, this surrender to the movement of the herd is a silent surrender of happiness in favor of the religious status quo. Transcendental laws eventually land on terra firma and result in an eventual reckoning by the majority. When the happiness and survival of our species are in question, the new faith worth following should be Scientific in nature.

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