Left-liberal equality of opportunity

Left-liberal equality of opportunity: the principle that argues that all social disadvantages, but not native, or inborn, disadvantages, are illegitimate. See Socialist equality of opportunity. 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

Liberalism

Liberalism: a set of ideas for limiting state authority in relationship to the private-sector market or individual expression. A political philosophy primarily concerned with the legitimacy of political power and emphasizing the priority of individual liberty over collective power. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and… Read More

Liberation theology

Liberation theology: A Christian movement from the late 1960’s, it features primary concern for the lives of the poor as a class which official religions have repudiated, conceiving its ultimate concern as “the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the body of the suffering people”. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time,… Read More

Life coherence

Life coherence: Consistent with the requirements of life. 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. 

Life coherence principle

Life coherence principle: Equivalent to ‘the full coherence principle’ whereby rationality or validity must be consistent with (1) factual premises and (2) valid inferences, so as (3) to enable rather than disable life and life-systems to qualify as rational or valid. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by… Read More

Life sequence of value

Life sequence of value: The process whereby any body of life becomes more life by means of life a process which admits of regressive, reproductive and progressive modes and degrees, each measurable by the criteria of more/less fields of life enabled or enjoyed through time. See Money sequence of value. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad?… Read More

Life standards

Life standards: Those principles and laws which protect and enable human and ecological life 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 Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Life support systems

Life support systems: Any natural or human made system that enables the life of the biosphere in a sustainable way so as to meet human needs. 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… Read More

Life-blind norms

Life-blind norms: A characteristic tendency of the ruling value systems of established societies and of their received ideologies to blinker out the life-disabling effects of their regulating principles. 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… Read More

Life-Capital

Life-Capital: The primary capital of any society or economy is Life Capital (LC –> LC1 —>LC n ), the wealth of means of life that produces more wealth of means of life in cumulative yield through time (eg., species/ecological, social, technological or knowledge capital which reproduces and grows through time in carrying capacity of life-means). Definition… Read More