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Social Justice in Plato and Aristotle

Was either Plato or Aristotle a crusader for social justice? Plato and Aristotle (or any other ancient Greek) were not pursuing “social justice” in the activist sense. Could they respond, they would claim that justice is justice wherever it is to be found, and injustice is injustice in any context, and to look specifically at “social justice” in the sense of activism would be to miss the point....

Are collective moral constructs for the masses an ...

Certainly the statement that collective moral constructs for the masses is an unattainable goal stays true for any attempt to impose morals from outside. However, morality when not imposed, could result in a construct collectively shared by a mass of people. In fact, you could argue that any common culture includes a moral construct shared by a large group of people. The real question then moves to the origin of such...

Philosophical thoughts

I’ve been taking some classes, including an ethics class. The reading has been fascinating, and I was required to write a few things. Some of that seems interesting enough to stand alone, so I’ll be posting it here.

Minority representation in Waldorf – Part 5

Why is minority representation in the Waldorf movement is so low? Much research shows that hiring processes based primarily around interviews are inherently biased against minorities, as well as a very poor indication of actual subsequent job performance. In the interview process, people tend to screen for the type of person that like to hang out with, rather than for actual abilities. This is why research has shown the...

Minority representation in Waldorf – Part 4

Why is minority representation in the Waldorf movement is so low? So far I have focused mostly on the question of enrollment. The final factor is doubtless faculty. It would seem obvious that a Waldorf school with strong minority representation on the faculty will tend to attract more minority students, though in reality that would be a point for further research. A nearly all-white faculty as exists in most Waldorf schools...