Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

    Contact us if you'd like get involved:
    scr.im/rwld

  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

    [Content Caution]

Ethics: With or Without You

Posted by dalekuehne on July 18, 2011

Michael Sandel has discovered the hunger for something other than the iWorld.

“Students everywhere are hungry for discussion of the big ethical questions we confront in our everyday lives,” Sandel argues. “In recent years, seemingly technical economic questions have crowded out questions of justice and the common good. I think there is a growing sense, in many societies, that G.D.P. and market values do not by themselves produce happiness, or a good society.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/opinion/15friedman.html?_r=1

You were born dead
Brought down, Beaten to the ground
Oh, What a cunning thing we saw this day
You were born dead brought down beaten to the ground
I will force this bone unto the chest and
Wrip the hearts from the guilty ones.
Manipulators!
Oh, And how they spit in your face and claimed to be “the holy ones
“We claim to be the holy ones”
“We are not special, We serve for a common good.”
“We are foes who serve our lives to live in a positive evolution”
I gave you sight to see us
I gave you sight to see this filthy world
You were born dead
Yeah, And how they spit in your face and claimed to be “the holy ones”
“He who lives by the soul, Shall perish by the soul”
I will live in a life that lives by your calling

The Common Good by The I, The Bre

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