03 November 2017

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: Fragility

Dear Friends,

This Sunday we are discussing: Fragility

We usually associate fragility with things breaking or being damaged;
things that are delicate or vulnerable to being broken. But of course as
a philosophy debate we are not interested in fine bone china tea cups
and teapots. We are primarily more concerned with how fragile people can
be, and by implicationalso society, culture, countries, political
systems and economic systems. The scope is quite wide for our purposes.

By definition something becomes fragile when it exceeds its limits of
tolerance to certain causes. Tolerance is an inbuilt defence against
fragility. But even then some causes may break something completely
while some other causes might not have an effect at all.

Something is fragile if the necessary and sufficient conditions are met
to break that something. There is third factor to the fragility of
people: the intensity of these necessary and sufficient conditions. Some
people are more resilient under certain conditions than others. This
suggests that we are different: the same form but maybe difference
substance. Meaning that some people are weaker than others and have a
much lower breaking point than others. And do we know what our own
breaking point is?

An interesting question is whether we are under some kind of duty not to
act in such a way as not to harm others?

Best Lawrence

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from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: Fragility

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