THE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB discussion

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message 1: by I. (new)

I. Appt (iaappt) | 31 comments Empirical knowledge is one of the critical ingredients of integrity, followed by truth, which is not necessarily moral, hence the evaluation of the truth. Empirical knowledge, coupled with the evaluation of truth for determination of its morality, equals factual righteousness and subsequently perpetuates integrity. Perceptions can at times influence our evaluation of truth, which may ultimately influence our identification of a subject’s morality. Our perception of what is truthful and righteous is not necessarily others interpretations. Assumption and credulity is the archenemy—the nemesis, if you will—of truth and ultimately of morality. We sometimes have an unwillingness or aversion toward researching a subject before formulating an opinion. But the more knowledge we learn about a subject, the more beneficial it will be. Understanding based on factual data will enable a more realistic and enhanced resolution of questions about a subject’s morality.

Do some investigation of facts, situations, ideology, and belief systems for your empirical knowledge. As you do so, the truth shall be brought to the surface. As you analyze empirical knowledge, the truth and its morality will determine the factual righteousness of the subject, and ultimately, its integrity.

Integrity Equation:
Empirical knowledge + truth + morality = factual righteousness = INTEGRITY


message 2: by Feliks (new)

Feliks (dzerzhinsky) I disagree.


message 3: by I. (new)

I. Appt (iaappt) | 31 comments OKAY


message 4: by Patricia (new)

Patricia  Scholes (patriciascholes) | 49 comments I also disagree. People can lack empirical knowledge and still have integrity. It isn't an equation, but rather a decision.


message 5: by I. (new)

I. Appt (iaappt) | 31 comments Please tell me any decision you can make without an original basis as minimal as it may be without some knowledge about a subject or entity?


message 6: by Patricia (new)

Patricia  Scholes (patriciascholes) | 49 comments You mentioned "empirical" knowledge, which means it can be proven physically. People make decisions of integrity all the time without having "empirical" knowledge.

Furthermore, your statement seems to indicate that with this "empirical" knowledge, truth and morality that a decision of integrity will always be made. This is not necessarily true. People also make decisions lacking integrity, even when they know better.


message 7: by I. (new)

I. Appt (iaappt) | 31 comments You gods that right!


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