Q: HOW CAN VIOLENCE BE RECIPROCAL (MORAL)?
—“How can violence be reciprocal?”—Sietze Bosman @fryskefilosoof
- Returning violence is and act of reciprocity.
- Forcing Restitution and if necessary punishment (disincentive for repetition), restores reciprocity.
Preemptive violence insures against ir-reciprocity.
Always use a series of at least 3 to 5 when analyzing propositions.
Using series – which is what I teach – disambiguates and prevents errors of conflation when using ideal types and fallacies of construction such as ‘principles’.
Most sophistry in philosophy consists of using ideal rather than serialized (enumerated) definitions; using the verb to be rather than the means of existence; conflating points of view between the observer, actor, and acted upon; and failing to construct complete sentences in testimonial (promissory) grammar, using operational terms.
You will find that this is one of the points of demarcation between theology, philosophy, moralizing, and testimony (what we call science): disambiguation and operationalization into complete promissory sentences will rapidly demonstrate that almost all philosophical questions are sophisms.
Witticisms. Nonsense. Puzzles. Riddles. But nothing more.