17 October 2019

Humanitarianism

What is humanitarianism? 

How does the idea of humanitarianism apply in domestic situations, in workplaces, neighbourhoods and when travelling?

How do you identify urgent needs?

Many problems may more easily be solved when we know which questions to ask and answer.

What, for example, is popular government?

How do you explore big questions?

10 September 2019

Preventing Abuse

How should a philosophy be framed to prevent the abuse of power?

And who should be involved in the framing of that philosophy?

What is the abuse of power?

Are all abuses a consequence of the abuse of power?

If you have not yet discovered or expressed your vision of a better world, why is that?

How do you imagine a world without abuse?

How are you contributing to the development of such a world?

05 September 2019

Improvement

How should improvement be defined and measured?

If you are attempting to contribute to the betterment of society, and the world in general, what are your goals?

Do you know of any university departments where considerate democracy is taught (especially in an accessible and inclusive way)?

How do you tell the difference between facts and assumptions, especially within your own mind?

What is your vision for a perfect society?

How do you prefer to express your understanding of reality?

Is it possible to make any long-term improvements in the world without answering these questions?

20 August 2019

Resources and Politics

What is the relationship between resources and politics?

19 August 2019

Political Corruption and Resources

What is the relationship between resources and political corruption?

Have you ever thought much about the relationship between resources, corruption, other exploitative activities and political influence?

Do these questions stir particular emotions in you, especially negative ones?

If so, that is probably quite normal.

17 August 2019

Ideology

What is ideology?

Ideological democracy, the type of political democracy that is familiar to most people, begins with assumptions rather than facts. Its values are based on assumptions rather than evidence.

Yet how do you tell the difference between considerate democracy and ideological democracy in practice?

All other forms of ideology are based primarily on assumptions, too. It is why they often lead to arguments of one kind or another, usually with no basis for reaching a common understanding.

19 July 2019

Democracy

What is democracy?

What does considerate democracy mean to you?

How does it apply in practice?

15 July 2019

Reform

No-one can appropriately answer philosophical questions without taking into consideration the reasonable views of other people.

This is especially the case during reform processes.

Do you know of any study groups or research bodies, whether formal or informal, where ideas about considerate democracy are examined?

Ideas about reform, especially political reform, require careful consideration.

How do you know whether your ideas for any sort of reform are reasonable or not?

How carefully do you consider other people's views about proposals for reform?