If everybody would do this

Consequences for the areas of survival family, group and mankind. An estimation of consequences always starts with the question ''If everybody did this...''.

  Legitimate special status

What if everyone flew 200,000 km by plane every year? Would everyone do this voluntarily anyway? Or should the question be restricted to "If every company boss with more than 5000 employees flew 200,000 km per year"? Here a legimtimate special status is introduced into the question "If everybody did this".

What if everyone had a slave? In the past, white owners of large estates thought they had a special status regarding slaveholding. How would the son of a large estate owner in the southern sates of the USA have answered this question in the 1820s? The American Civil War from 1861 to 1865 was a confrontation with this attitude.

  We are all equal

It is not possible to do without the concept of a "legitimate special status", a society in which everyone is equal cannot develop. So we have to accept the concept of "legitimate special status". This represents a constant challenge for central concept 3 "Ethics forces us to verify knowledge".

In the southern states of the USA in the first half of the 19th century it was "Does our society have special status regarding slaveholding?" In 1939 in Germany it was "Do Germans have a legitimate special status as the superior master race to lead a war of conquest? Today it is the question "Is there a legitimate special status for leading mankind as a whole into a resource and climate crisis that threatens our very existence?"

Philosophy Philosophy
Long-term planning and stability have to be the guiding rules of politics. A philosophy based on the mathematic branch of games theory.

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