Verifiability theory

Verifiability theory: Proposed criterion of empirical meaningfulness for sentences, based on their complete verifiability by observation sentences. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Vice

Vice: blameworthy trait of character or habit of action or inaction. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Vindication of general rules

Vindication of general rules: Showing that action in accordance with such rules is well-suited to achieve some specified end at a reasonable cost, i.e., that the rules have pragmatic utility. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership… Read More

Virtue

Virtue: praiseworthy trait of character or habit of action or inaction. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Vitalism

Vitalism: doctrine according to which life processes express a non-material energy or force. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Will to Power

Will to Power: In Nietzsche, the force that drives all living things to seek to conquer and exploit other life for their own ends. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems:… Read More

Witness consciousness

Witness consciousness: Non-positional consciousness that in some way critically declares affirmation of the life whole so as to bring into light unseen lives that are discounted. Non-positional consciousness that encompasses all life so as to bring into light unseen lives that are discounted. See also Universal life goods/necessities. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of… Read More

World-view

World-view: overall perspective upon and interpretation of the world. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Yoga

Yoga: A concept derived from the Sanskrit “yongere” meaning “to join” or “yoke”, it has countless varieties in Hinduism and (less so) Buddhism, but usually implies a joining or yoking to a divine or transcendental field of energy. A concept  derived  from the  Sanskrit  “yongere” meaning“to join” or “yoke”. There are countless varieties of yoga in Hinduism and… Read More