Bernays, Edward W. (1933) Propaganda

Bernays, Edward W. (1933), Propaganda, 159 pp. New York: Liverright [This is a revealing book by a nephew of Freud and a primary pioneer of modern mass-market conditioning and appeal to and control unconscious desires, and not needs, to sell commodities and engineer consent.] See Life-unconscious. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values… Read More

Biocide

Biocide: The willful destruction of life as such, either directly, through overt killing or indirectly, by making of it a mere instrument to the growth of non-living systems. 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… Read More

Bioethics

Bioethics: philosophy of the ethical and moral implications of biological discoveries and medical advances. 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. 

Biological Time

Biological Time: The time required for the development, maintenance and repair of processes and environments that operate on a micro-environmental level and scale. See Ecological Time. 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… Read More

Biophilia

Biophilia: A term coined by Erich Fromm which means “love of life” which he distinguishes from its opposite “necrophilia”, the “love of death” or repressive inflexibility. Biophilia is distinguished from life-value onto-axiology in attending only to the affective or felt side of life affirmation without principled distinctions among fields and ranges of life value and… Read More

Bourgeois equality of opportunity

Bourgeois equality of opportunity: the principle that socially constructed status restrictions on life chances, of both formal and informal kinds, are illegitimate. 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,… Read More