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Observations of Man (Part 8)

Observations of Man (Part 8)

By A BMI Team Member

Imagine, if you will, arriving to your best friend's wedding bearing a gift. Except, the gift is what might be, if I may say so, considered by the typical standard, underwhelming, as it was something that you grabbed at the last second, en route to the wedding, with ill an inspired moment of fo...

11.04.20 2:16 AM - Comment(s)
Observations of Man (Part 7)

Observations of Man (Part 7)

By A BMI Team Member

It's the thought that counts, right? In this series we've already touched upon the notions of the means justifying the ends, as well as ascribing the same level of proper regard for human intentions as we do to inanimate objects. The next, perhaps natural, step, then, is to examine...

10.14.20 10:01 AM - Comment(s)
Observations of Man (Part 6)

Observations of Man (Part 6)

By A BMI Team Member

Your favorite chair, cane, plate, coffee cup, what did they do to earn your favoritism? It is funny to think that an inanimate object can hold such esteem, when it has, in fact, done nothing to bring benefit, or harm. The loss of this item might bring some manner of grief, akin to the loss of a lo...

09.30.20 10:01 AM - Comment(s)
Observations of Man (Part 5)

Observations of Man (Part 5)

By A BMI Team Member

Part 5

 

Render unto Caesar, it is said, what is Caesar's. The astute might observe in this expression, however, no mention of anything beyond that. It does not suggest that one renders to Caesar what is proper, what is expected, what might earn favor or gratitude, or what might be above or bel...

09.14.20 10:27 AM - Comment(s)
Observations of Man (Part 4)

Observations of Man (Part 4)

By A BMI Team Member

Part 4

The ends justify the means, always. That is, of course, the very premise of the decision to execute any means to achieve any end, independent of the notions of good or evil, of merit or demerit. The debate, then, about whether the ends justify the means, that society or any congregated group...

08.31.20 10:10 AM - Comment(s)