Mechanism

Mechanism: doctrine according to which all phenomena are governed and predictable by physical laws in the manner of a machine, whether at micro (organic) or macro (cosmic) levels. Doctrines according to which all phenomena are matter in motion or governed and predictable by physics-like laws. See also Mechanical reduction. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All… Read More

Mediation

Mediation: In health promotion, a process through which the different interests (personal, social, economic) of individuals and communities, and different sectors (public and private) are reconciled in ways that promote and protect health. Reference: new definition Producing change in people’s lifestyles and living conditions inevitably produces conflicts between the different sectors and interests in a… Read More

Mega-machine

Mega-machine: In onto-axiological terms, a system that runs by a-priori technical formulae disconnected from life needs to reorganize the world to fit a life-blind global system as transitory constitutive functions. 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… Read More

Meta-Ethics

Meta-Ethics: The study of the nature of moral judgment conventionally focused on the logical status of ought and taxonomies of competing theories in exclusion of substantive moral issues. 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

Metaphysics

Metaphysics: philosophy of the ultimately regulating principles of reality. The ultimately regulating principles of existence (ontology) and knowledge (epistemology) which typically lack grounding in universal life support systems of causation, choice and identity. 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,… Read More

Mind-body problem

Mind-body problem: the problem of the distinction between mind and body and their interrelationship. 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. 

Money sequence of value

Money sequence of value: Using anything whatever as means (including money derivatives) to turn private money sums into greater quantities in reiterated choice paths of money-value adding. The money sequence of value ultimately regulates and is expressed in myriad forms of what is called “globalization”. Using life and life conditions to turn private money sums into… Read More

Moral insight

Moral insight: ability to discern the moral relevance of a person, group or situation. 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. 

Moral Philosophy

Moral Philosophy: Moral philosophy is often equated to Ethics, but is in principle more restricted in reference to ought-to statements which entail prescriptions or prohibitions whose violation is thought to deserve guilt or punishment. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World… Read More

Morality

Morality: Morality always entail prescriptions or prohibitions whose violation is thought to deserve guilt or punishment. 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.