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.


Ethics is the science of survival. Surprising analyses of what is ethical and unethical. Ethics that correspond to survival or downfall in the real world.

Ethics as the logics of survival
Survival as the target, ethics as the science of implementing this target. Of course, we must then define who, how and over what time period survival refers to in this context.

Cosmic threat for mankind: meteorites
According to game theory, the task of intelligent life is to protect the home planet from catastrophes. Let's look at the ethics related to this.

Civilization decision
Back to the simple life or on to a hightech civilization? An ethics evaluation gives a clear answer to the course that should be taken.

Knowledge brings change
Central concept 1: Knowledge is a prerequisite for ethics. Knowledge is thus able to change the bases of decisions laid by ethics.

Verifying knowledge
Central concept 2 - knowledge changes what ethical decisions are - necessarily leads to central concept 3: Ethics force us to verify knowledge

Division of labour in society
Can each individual engage in ethics to such an extent that they can work out a complete answer to each basic situation in their life by themselves?

Organisation of society
A society should be organized in such a way that the science of survival, called ethics, is in harmony with the generally accepted views of society.

Ethics for groups
The guidelines for a group should be configured in such a way that the decisions of individuals are influenced in a direction that is of benefit for the group.

Context description:  politics political