CHALLENGES TO WORLD PEACE - A GLOBAL SOLUTION

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A Breakthrough in International Relations has emerged on the world scene with respect to the new book-release: Challenges to World Peace - A Global Solution. This newly devised master hierarchy of traditional virtues and values is formally based upon behavioral principles, wherein the moral commonalties across all religious traditions are emphasized encouraging a new era in religious cooperation. This new ethical system eminently qualifies as the long anticipated foundation for a global system of planetary ethics serving a secular constituency, where such moral issues have typically been downplayed due to well-meaning attempts to avoid religious favoritism. This same system further serves as a crucial adjunct to the major religions of the world without favoring any one of them, promoting a new era in peaceful religious coexistence in that it does not preclude the existence of a top-down pattern of influence of a supernatural nature as well. Consequently, this new ethical innovation potentially amounts to the best of all possible worlds: promoting an ethical revival in the secular world, as well as the potential for an even greater degree of spiritual cooperation and religious tolerance across all of the established religions of the world.

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+ + VICES of EXCESS .. MENTAL ILLNESS
(Excessive Virtue) .... (Transitional Excess)

+ MAJOR VIRTUES .... LESSER VIRTUES
(Virtuous Mode) ......... (Transitional Virtue)

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O ...... NEUTRALITY STATUS

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– VICES OF DEFECT ...... CRIMINALITY
(Absence of virtue) .... (Transitional Defect)

– – HYPERVIOLENCE .. HYPERCRIMINAL.
(Excessive Defect) ... (Transit. Hyperviol.)

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This new ethical technology is based upon a master moral hierarchy comprising 1,040 individual terms. The traditional groupings of virtues, values, and vices depicted above specify an elementary foundation for the master three-digit coding system. Aristotle traditionally viewed the virtuous realm as a continuum of mean-values (or norms) interposed between the vices of defect and excess, an aspect favoring moderation insofar as favoring a middle ground. When further expanded to include the additional complement of ethical categories listed below, this unprecedented terminology offers the potential for advancing radical solutions for maintaining global peace and harmony.

The most salient feature of this eight-part diagram concerns a centralized zone-of-neutrality designating a neutral point of initiation for all new channels of communication to follow. The upper segments of the diagram represent positive aspects based upon cooperation, as reflected in the major and lesser virtues. The lower segments are alternately based upon conflict/punishment designating the vices of defect and the realm of criminality. The remaining categories (based upon excess) include the communicational factors underlying the mental disorders, as well as the darker realms of hyperviolence and hypercriminality (a more detailed description of this format is provided in the adjacent right-hand column of smaller text). These cohesive moral categories offer unprecedented insights into the sphere of ethical inquiry, expanding Aristotle’s Theory of the Mean into an all-inclusive theory of everything of a moral nature. Far from remaining a purely academic exercise, this timely innovation addresses many issues of critical import towards preserving global peace and harmony, as in issues of hyperviolence in relation to international terrorism. Undoubtedly the greatest potential for this emerging technology resides in its all-inclusive nature, accounting for virtually every major ethical tradition present on the world scene today, an invaluable resource for research into the field of human potential. A complete major listing of terms is depicted in the master table immediately below, mirroring the organization of the more basic schematic format shown above ...

+ + VICES of EXCESS - 300 to 399
( Excessive Virtue )
MENTAL ILLNESS ( I ) - 400 to 499
(Transit. Excess >> Disqual. Excess)
MENTAL ILLNESS ( II ) - 400 to 499
(Transit. Excess >> Disqual. Excess)
Pride - Flattery . . . . . . . . Shame - Criticism
Vanity - Adulation . . . . . .Humiliation - Ridicule
Conceit - Patronization . . . .Mortification - Scorn
Pretention - Indulgence . . . . Anguish - Mockery
Sanctimony - Sycophancy . . Tribulat. -Cynicism

Impudence - Envy . . . . . . . . . Insolence - Disdain
Arrogance - Jealousy . . . . . .Audacity - Contempt
Impetuosity -Covetous. . . . . Rashness - Reproach
Presumption - Longing . . . .Boldness - Chagrin
Smugness - Affectation . . Harshness -Bitterness
Histrionic Personality >> Dissociative Hysteria
Happiness Psychosis >> Confab. A/L Paraphr.
Excited Confusion Psych. >> Excited Cataph.
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Paranoid Pers. >> Depersonalization Neur.
Anxiety Psychosis >> Fantastic A/L Paraphrenia
Inhib. Confusion Psych. >> Inhibited Cataphas.
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Passive/Aggress. Pers. >> Conversion Hyst.
Manic/Depress. Disease > Manic A/L Paraphren.
Hyperkin. Motility Psy.>> Hyper. Periodic Cata.
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Schizoid Personality >> Neuraesthenic Neurosis
Manic/Depress. Dis. >> Confused A/L Paraphr.
Akinetic Motility Psy.>> Akin. Periodic Cata.
Narcissistic Personality >> Obsession Neurosis
Confabul. Euphoria > Confab. Paraphrenia
Enthusiastic Euphoria >> Proskinetic Catatonia
Non-Participatory Euphoria >> Silly Hebephrenia

Borderline Personality >> Phobia Neurosis
Suspicious Depression >> Fantastic Paraphrenia
Self-Torturing Depress. >> Negativistic Cata.
Non-Particip. Depression >> Insipid Hebephrenia

Dependent Personality >> Compulsion Neurosis
Pure Mania >> Expansive Paraphrenia
Unproductive Euphoria >> Parakinetic Catatonia
Hypochond. Euph. >> Eccentric Hebeph.

Avoidant Personality >> Anxiety Neurosis
Pure Melancholy >> Incoherent Paraphrenia
Harried Depression >> Affected Catatonia
Hypochond. Depression >> Autistic Hebeph.

+ MAJOR VIRTUES - 100 to 199
( Virtuous Mode )
LESSER VIRTUES ( I ) - 200 to 299
(Transitional Virtue >> Disqual. Virtue)
LESSER VIRTUES ( II ) - 200 to 299
(Transit. Virtue >> Disqual. Virtue)
Nostalgia - Hero Worship . . . .Guilt - Blame
Glory - Prudence . . . . . . . . Honor - Justice
Providence - Faith . . . . . . . . . Liberty - Hope
Grace - Beauty . . . . . . . . . Free-will - Truth
Tranquility - Ecstasy . . . . Equality - Bliss

Desire - Approval . . . . Worry - Concern
Dignity - Temperance . . . . Integrity - Fortitude
Civility - Charity . . . . Austerity - Decency
Magnanim.-Goodness . . . . Equanim.- Wisdom
Love - Joy . . . . . . . . . . Peace - Harmony
Loyalty > Humility . . . Responsibil. > Innocence
Fidelity > Majesty . . . . . . . Duty > Vindication
Piety > Magnific. . . . Allegiance > Exoneration
Felicity > Grandeur . . Righteous.> Immaculat.

Discipline >> Modesty . . . Vigilance >> Meekness
Chivalry >> Chastity . . . . Courage >> Obedience
Nobility >> Purity . . . . . . Valor >> Conformity
Zeal >> Perfection . . . . . Triumph >> Pacifism
Self-Esteem > Reverence . . Apology > Clemency
Pomp >> Veneration . . . . . Rectitude >> Pardon
Sanctity > Homage . . . Penitence > Absolution
Dominion > Benediction . . Contrition > Deliver.

Congeniality > Concession . . Appease.> Sympathy
Cordiality > Indulgence . . Conciliate>Compass.
Hospitality > Patronization . . Accommod.> Mercy
Goodwill > Altruism . Sacrifice > Redemption
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NEUTRALITY

STATUS
- VICES of DEFECT 500 - 599
( Absence of Virtue )
CRIMINALITY ( I )600 - 699
(Transit. Defect >> Disqualif. Defect)
CRIMINALITY ( II )600 - 699
(Transit. Defect >> Disqual. Defect)
Laziness -Treachery . . . . Negligence - Vindict.
Infamy - Insurgency . . . . Dishon. - Vengeance
Prodigal. - Betrayal . . . . Slavery - Despair
Wrath - Ugliness . . . . Tyranny - Hypocrisy
Anger - Abomin. . . . . Prejudice - Perdition

Apathy - Spite . . . . . . . . Indifference - Malice
Foolish. - Gluttony . . . . Caprice - Cowardice
Vulgarity - Avarice . . . . Cruelty - Antagonism
Oppression - Evil . . . . Persecution - Cunning
Hatred - Iniquity . . . . Belligerence - Turpitude
t-Treachery >> d-Laziness . t-Vindict. >> d-Negligence
t-Insurgency > d-Infamy . t-Vengeance >> d-Dishonor
t-Betrayal >> d-Prodigal . t-Despair >> d-Slavery
t-Wrath >> d-Anger t-Tyranny >> d-Prejudice

t-Spite >> d-Apathy . t-Malice >> d-Indifference
t-Gluttony > d-Foolish. . t-Cowardice > d-Caprice
t-Avarice >> d-Vulgarity . t-Antag. >> d-Cruelty
t-Evil >> d-Oppression t-Cunning >> d-Persecution
t-Laziness > d-Treachery t-Negligence > d-Vindict.
t-Infamy > d-Insurgency t-Dishon.> d-Vengeance
t-Prodigal >> d-Betrayal t-Slavery >> d-Despair
t-Wrath >> d-Ugliness t-Tyranny >> d-Hypocrisy

t-Apathy > d-Spite t-Indifference > d-Malice
t-Foolish. >> d-Gluttony t-Caprice >> d-Cowardice
t-Vulgarity >> d-Avarice t-Cruelty >> d-Antag.
t-Oppression > d-Evil t-Persecution > d-Cunning
- - HYPERVIOLENCE 700 - 799
( Excessive Defect )
HYPERCRIMINALITY ( I )800 - 899
(Transitional Hyperviol. >>
Disqualified Hyperviolence)
HYPERCRIMINALITY ( II ) - 800 to 899
(Transitional Hyperviol. >>
Disqualified Hyperviolence)
Indolence - Mutiny . . . . Dereliction - Reprisal
Notoriety - Rebellion . . . . Ignobility - Retribution
Licentious. - Treason . . . . Savagery - Hopelessness
Fury - Hideousness . . . . Despotism - Mendacity
Madness - Horror . . . . Bigotry - Ruin

Languor - Grudging. . . . Callousness - Malignancy
Crassness - Voracity . . . . Petulance - Cravenness
Rudeness - Greed . . . . Hostility - Contentious.
Brutality - Heinous. . . . . Barbarism - Ruthlessness
Vicious. - Balefulness . . . . Atrocity - Fiendishness
t-Mutiny >> d-Indolence
t-Rebellion >> d-Notoriety
t-Treason >> d-Licentiousness
t-Hideousness >> d-Fury

t-Reprisal >> d-Dereliction
t-Retribution >> d-Ignobility
t-Hopelessness >> d-Savagery
t-Mendacity >> d-Despotism

t-Grudgingness >> d-Languor
t-Voracity >> d-Crassness
t-Greed >> d-Rudeness
t-Heinousness >> d-Brutality

t-Malignancy >> d-Callousness
t-Cravenness >> d-Petulance
t-Contentiousness >> d-Hostility
t-Ruthlessness >> d-Barbarism

t-Indolence >> Mutiny
t-Notoriety >> d-Rebellion
t-Licentiousness >> d-Treason
t-Hyper - Wrath >> d-Hyper - Ugliness

t-Dereliction >> d-Reprisal
t-Ignobility >> d-Retribution
t-Savagery >> d-Hopelessness
t-Despotism >> d-Mendacity

t-Languor >> d-Grudgingness
t-Crassness >> d-Voracity
t-Rudeness >> d-Greed
t-Heinousness >> d-Brutality

t-Callousness >> d-Malignancy
t-Petulance >> d-Cravenness
t-Hostility >> d-Contentiousness
t-Barbarism >> d-Ruthlessness

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Figure 1 - Master Schematic
Diagram Depicting
408 Terms

© 2009 by John E. LaMuth
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The distinctive groupings of virtues, values, and ideals (highlighted within this system) all appear linked on an intuitive level, suggesting a clear sense of overall cohesiveness. When the virtuous realm is further contrasted with the parallel realm of the vices (in all of its various manifestations), the resultant master hierarchy ammounts to a grand total of 1,040 individual terms.

A further crucial innovation unique to the current revised edition invokes a radical expansion of the notion of the accessory perspectives of the general motivational themes. The inherent versatility of the human mind (by definition) allows for a subjective reflection on the objective perspectives of another, allowing crucial insights into affiliated feelings/motivations, an aspect traditionally known as empathy. This unique ability to attribute mental states to others is a key factor in what truly makes us human, an aspect that developmental psychologists refer to as Theory of Mind. This innate facility towards empathy depends primarily upon our ability to run cognitive simulations, whereby inferring the intentions and motivations of others by employing one’s own mind as a conceptual template for that of others. This necessarily entails placing oneself in the role of another and further observing how one’s mind resonates within such a mutually overlapping context. This reflective style of role reversal, in turn, specifies the existence of an entire parallel complement of ethical terms suitable for de-signating this dual degree of versatility. Indeed, the English language is richly blessed with a broad number of synonyms conducive to outlining this parallel complement of accessory terms. A complete listing of accessory terms is depicted below, a two-page layout mirroring the main complement of terms depicted above.


+ + VICES of EXCESS - 300 to 399
( Excessive Virtue )
MENTAL ILLNESS ( I ) - 400 to 499
(Transit. Excess >> Disqual. Excess)
MENTAL ILLNESS ( II ) - 400 to 499
(Transit. Excess >> Disqual. Excess)
Narcissism - Blandish. . . Ignominy - Reprehens
Snobbery - Courtliness . . Opprobrium - Denunci.
Vainglory - Condesc. . . .Despondency - Derision
Haughtiness - Servility . . . . Agony - Sarcasm
Pietism - Subservience . . Affliction - Satiricism

Impertinence - Invideous. . . . . Hubris - Despisal
Brazenness - Possessive. . . Surliness - Repugn.
Brashness - Cravingness . . Irascibility - Rebuke
Effrontery - Yearning . . . . Temerity - Admonish.
Gleefulness - Pretension . . Rigor -Bitterness
Histrionic Personality >> Dissociative Hysteria
Happiness Psychosis >> Confab. A/L Paraphr.
Excited Confusion Psych. >> Excited Cataph.
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Paranoid Pers. >> Depersonalization Neur.
Anxiety Psychosis >> Fantastic A/L Paraphrenia
Inhib. Confusion Psych. >> Inhibited Cataphas.
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Passive/Aggress. Pers. >> Conversion Hyst.
Manic/Depress. Disease > Manic A/L Paraphren.
Hyperkin. Motility Psy.>> Hyper. Periodic Cata.
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Schizoid Personality >> Neuraesthenic Neurosis
Manic/Depress. Dis. >> Confused A/L Paraphr.
Akinetic Motility Psy.>> Akin. Periodic Cata.
Narcissistic Personality >> Obsession Neurosis
Confabul. Euphoria > Confab. Paraphrenia
Enthusiastic Euphoria >> Proskinetic Catatonia
Non-Participatory Euphoria >> Silly Hebephrenia

Borderline Personality >> Phobia Neurosis
Suspicious Depression >> Fantastic Paraphrenia
Self-Torturing Depress. >> Negativistic Cata.
Non-Particip. Depression >> Insipid Hebephrenia

Dependent Personality >> Compulsion Neurosis
Pure Mania >> Expansive Paraphrenia
Unproductive Euphoria >> Parakinetic Catatonia
Hypochond. Euph. >> Eccentric Hebeph.

Avoidant Personality >> Anxiety Neurosis
Pure Melancholy >> Incoherent Paraphrenia
Harried Depression >> Affected Catatonia
Hypochond. Depression >> Autistic Hebeph.

+ MAJOR VIRTUES - 100 to 199
( Virtuous Mode )
LESSER VIRTUES ( I ) - 200 to 299
(Transitional Virtue >> Disqual. Virtue)
LESSER VIRTUES ( II ) - 200 to 299
(Transit. Virtue >> Disqual. Virtue)
Poignancy - Praise . . Culpability - Censure
Exalt. - Circumspect. . .Uprightness - Equity
Bountiful. - Devotion . . Freedom - Fairness
Blessings - Charm . . . Conscience - Credence
Serenity - Rapture . . Brotherhood - Content.

Passion - Admiration . . . Apprehens.- Caring
Respect - Continence . . . Probity - Bravery
Courtesy - Kindness . . . Forbear. - Scruples
Gracious.- Benevol. . . . Patience - Shrewd.
Affection - Gladness . . Amity - Accordance
Fealty > Simplicity . . . Account.> Timidity
Steadfast. > Loftiness . . Obligation > Exculp.
Adoration > Sublimity . . Obeisence > Aquittal
Happiness > Splendor . . Commit. > Impeccabil.

Adherence >> Demure. . . Wariness >> Meekness
Gallantry > Coyness . . Intrepidity > Complais.
Stateliness > Wholesome. . Stalwart.> Complian.
Fervor > Excellence . . Victory > Amicableness
Self-Respect > Esteem . . . Sorrow > Lenity
Ostentat. >> Acclaim . Remorse >> Remittance
Holiness > Ardor . . . Regretful.> Dispensation
Supremacy > Exultation . . Grief > Redemption

Amiability > Favor . . Placation > Empathy
Conviviality > Sanction . . Concord. > Commiser.
Generosity > Thanksgiving . . Consonance > Pity
Beneficence > Benignity . Propitiation > Remiss.
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NEUTRALITY

STATUS
- VICES of DEFECT 500 - 599
( Absence of Virtue )
CRIMINALITY ( I )600 - 699
(Transit. Defect >> Disqualif. Defect)
CRIMINALITY ( II )600 - 699
(Transit. Defect >> Disqual. Defect)
Sloth - Traitorousness . Careless. - Retaliation
Disrepute - Sedition . Reprehension - Avengement
Profligacy - Perfidy . . . Bondage - Desperation
Indignation - Revulsion . Subjugate - Duplicity
Irateness - Abhorrence . Intolerance - Baneful.

Dispassion.- Resentment . Arbitrary - Malevolent
Preposterous. - Lechery . Fickleness - Pusillan.
Coarseness - Cupidity . . Acrimony - Opposition
Animosity - Wickedness . Torment - Guilefulness
Enmity - Sinisterity . . . Militancy - Baseness
t-Traitorous. >> d-Sloth . . t-Retaliat.>> d-Arbitrary
t-Sedition > d-Disrepute . t-Avengement >> d-Reprehens.
t-Perfidy >> d-Profligacy . . t-Desperation >> d-Bondage
t-Revulsion >> d-Indign. . . t-Duplicity >> d-Subjugate

t-Resent. >> d-Dispassion. . t-Malevolent >> d-Caprice
t-Lechery > d-Preposterous. . t-Pusillan. > d-Fickleness
t-Cupidity >> d-Coarseness . . t-Opposition >> d-Acrimony
t-Wicked. >> d-Animosity . t-Guil. >> d-Torment
t-Sloth > d-Traitorous . . t-Arbitrary > d-Retaliat.
t-Disrepute > d-Sedition . t-Reprehens. > d-Avengement
t-Profligacy >> d-Perfidy . . t-Bondage >> d-Desperation
t-Indign. >> d-Revulsion . . t-Subjugate >> d-Duplicity

t-Dispassion. > d-Resentment . t-Indiffer. > d-Malevolent
t-Preposterous. >> d-Lechery . . t-Fickle. >> d-Pusillan.
t-Coarseness >> d-Cupidity . t-Acrimony >> d-Opposit.
t-Animosity > d-Wickedness . . t-Torment > d-Guileful.
- - HYPERVIOLENCE 700 - 799
( Excessive Defect )
HYPERCRIMINALITY ( I )800 - 899
(Transitional Hyperviol. >>
Disqualified Hyperviolence)
HYPERCRIMINALITY ( II ) - 800 to 899
(Transitional Hyperviol. >>
Disqualified Hyperviolence)
Sluggish. - Untrustworthy . . Laxity - Requital
Disgraceful. - Rebellion . . . Odium - Revenge
Debauchery - Disloyalty . Servitude - Grievous.
Outrage - Nastiness . . Imperious. - Deceitful.
Enragement - Grotesque. . . Discrim.- Damnation

Lethargy - Umbrage . . . Nonchalance - Peevish.
Absurdity - Ravenous . . Willfulness - Dastard.
Lewdness - Rapacious. . . . . Rancor - Vexation
Discord - Badness . . . Ferocity - Deviousness
Meanness - Nefarity . . Truculence - Insidious.
t-Untrustworthy >> d-Sluggishness
t-Rebellion >> d-Disgracefulness
t-Disloyalty >> d-Debauchery
t-Nastiness >> d-Outrage

t-Requital >> Laxity
t-Revenge >> d-Odium
t-Grievousness >> d-Servitude
t-Deceitfulness >> d-Imperiousness

t-Umbrage >> d-Lethargy
t-Ravenous >> d-Absurdity
t-Rapaciousness >> d-Lewdness
t-Badness >> d-Discord

t-Peevishness >> d-Nonchalance
t-Dastardliness >> d-Willfulness
t-Vexation >> d-Rancor
t-Deviousness >> d-Ferocity

t-Sluggishness >> d-Untrustworthy
t-Disgracefulness >> d-Rebellion
t-Debauchery >> d-Disloyalty
t-Outrage >> d-Nastiness

t-Laxity >> d-Requital
t-Odium >> d-Revenge
t-Servitude >> d-Grievousness
t-Imperiousness >> d-Deceitful

t-Lethargy >> d-Umbrage
t-Absurdity >> d-Ravenous
t-Lewdness >> d-Rapaciousness
t-Discord >> d-Badness

t-Nonchalance >> d-Peevishness
t-Willfulness >> d-Dastardliness
t-Rancor >> d-Vexation
t-Ferocity >> d-Deviousness

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Figure 1 - Master Schematic
Diagram Depicting
408 Accessory Terms

© 2009 by John E. LaMuth
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For instance, for the personal realm, the proposed accessory class of ego states (poignancy-culpability-passion-apprehension) is effectively complemented by the main virtuous listings of nostalgia-guilt-desire-worry. Furthermore, the accessory alter ego states of adoration-censure-admiration-caring) similarly reciprocate the respective main listings of terms (hero/worship-blame-approval-concern). This reciprocal interplay of both the main and accessory themes collectively permits a convincing simulation of empathic language in general, whereby the objective/subjective polarities are reversed through an inversion of the interplay of “you” and “I” roles. This key dual-directed dynamic for affective language provides crucial inroads towards an empathic model of human cooperation on an international scale of influence, promising fresh new insights into maintaining global peace and harmony. Indeed, the current book release represents a major expansion in terms of content on previous publications by the author, more than doubling the number of unique individual terms to a grand-total of 1,040 individual themes. The major overall focus, however, remains the promotion of a virtuous lifestyle through a more intimate examination of the character values (and affiliated ethical categories), with applications fittingly extending to a global sphere of influence.

Far from remaining a purely academic exercise, this all-inclusive system addresses many issues of crucial import to modern culture. For instance, the realms of criminality and hypercriminality are examined in Part VI with considerable applications to political corruption and global international terrorism. Part VII, in turn, examines the range of communicational factors underlying mental illness: as specified for the overall symptom spectrum described in the DSM-series. This comprehensive examination of such an intriguing set of categories offers timely insights into the numerous conflicts facing modern culture today, as well as considerable inroads into information technology: most notably, a patented simulation (#6,587,846) for ethical artificial intelligence. Here, the formal dynamics of the three-digit coding system prove amenable to programming directly into a computer format, providing an intriguing new platform for ethical computer safeguards.

Perhaps the greatest potential for this breakthrough ethical coding system resides in its all-inclusive nature, accounting for virtually every major class of ethically-charged language presumed to exist. Indeed, based upon a limited number of elementary assumptions; namely, the principles of instrumental conditioning and the concept of the metaperspective, the ascending hierarchy of stepwise transformations ultimately accounts for the entire 1,040-part complement of individual terms.

The Schematic Definitions

The comprehensive organization of the ethical hierarchy, although intriguing in an intuitive sense, nevertheless calls for a more convincing degree of precision than has so far been demonstrated. The systematic organization of the ethicalhierarchy allows the construction of what are termed the schematic definitions. This crucial innovation spells out (in longhand) the precise location of each virtue or value within the linguistic matrix, while preserving the correct status of respective authority and follower roles. Each definition is formally constructed along the lines of a two-stage sequential format; namely, (A) the formal recognition of the preliminary power maneuver, and (B) the current countermaneuver now being employed, and hence, labeled. Take, for example, the representative schematic definition of justice reproduced below:


Previously, I (as your group authority) have honorably
acted in a guilty fashion towards you: countering
your (as PF) blameful treatment of me.

But now, you, (as group representative) will
justly-blame me: overruling my (as GA)
honorable sense of guilt.

According to this specific example, the honorable sense of guilt expressed by the group authority represents the preliminary power maneuver, countered by the just-blaming strategy initiated by the group representative. According to this basic format, the preliminary power perspective represents the one-down power maneuver, while the immediate power perspective is designated as the one-up variety. Power leverage is accordingly achieved by rising to the one-up power status; namely, ascending to the next higher metaperspectival level. This comprehensive hierarchy of schematic definitions is essentially viewed as a motivational style of calculus replete with the transformational rules governing how each level meshes with those above or below it. In keeping with the principles of a numerical calculus, the integral is viewed as a “one-up” power ma-neuver, whereas the differential is seen as the “one-down” variety.

The instinctual terminology of operant conditioning is seen to dominate at the initial levels, replaced in due fashion by the virtues, values, and ideals of the higher levels. At each succeeding level, a new term (underlined) is introduced (representing the power maneuver currently under consideration). Beginning with the group authority level, the initial terms begin to drop out of the definitions, necessarily freeing up space for the current terms under consideration; (whereby maintaining a stable buffer of terms within the definitions). The respective authority and follower roles remain fixed throughout the entire span of the power hierarchy, systematically abbreviated approximately half of the time for sake of brevity in non-critical (redundant) positions. Accordingly, PA stands for personal authority, PF equals personal follower, GA stands for group authority, etc. Three of the atypical abbreviations are GR (group representative), SD (spiritual disciple), and RH (representative member of humanity).

A complete multi-table listing of schematic definitions is posted at:

Main Definitions --- A Complete Listing of Major Schematic Definitions

Defs.-2 --- A Complete Listing of Transitional Schematic Definitions

These tables are partially borrowed from the two related patents for ethical artificial intelligence that rely upon the systematic programming of this schematic format as the foundation for ethical AI

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Chapter Excerpt --- A More Comprehensive Overview Chapter Outlining the Unified Ethical hierarchy

Contact Info --- Contact the Author

Table of Contents --- A Complete Listing of the 38 Individual Chapters Spanning 440 Pages

Order Info --- Internet and Publisher-Direct Order Options

Index of Terms --- A Select Numerical Index of the First 600 Individual Terms

Coding System --- Link to Book-Release: A Diagnostic Classification of the Emotions

1st Patent --- Link to First Patent for Ethical AI - #6,587,846

2nd Patent --- Link to Second Patent for Ethical AI - #7,236,963

Main Definitions --- A Complete Listing of Major Schematic Definitions

Defs.-2 --- A Complete Listing of Transitional Schematic Definitions

Behaviorism --- The Behavioral Foundations for the Ethical Hierarchy

Character Values --- Link to Book-Release: Character Values: Promoting a Virtuous Lifestyle

DSM Apps. --- Link to Book-Release: Communication Breakdown: Decoding the Riddle of Mental illness

World Peace --- Applications to World Peace

Brain Apps. ... Applications to Neuroscience and Brain Mapping

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THE SCHEMATIC
ORGANIZATION
FOR THE ETHICAL
HIERARCHY

by
John E.
LaMuth M.Sc.

The key insights to this newly proposed planetary system of ethics arises as a direct outcome of the fledgling science of Communication Theory, borrowing the crucial concept of the metaperspective. It is defined as a higher-order perspective on the viewpoint held by another: schematically defined as “this is how I see you-seeing me.” The higher-order groupings of virtues/values accumulate as subsets within this hierarchy of metaperspectives, each more abstract grouping building upon that which it supersedes. Take, for example, the cardinal virtues (prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude), the theological virtues (faith-hope-charity-decency), and the classical Greek values (beauty-truth-goodness-wisdom). Each of these traditional groupings is further subdivided into four subordinate terms permitting precise point-for-point stacking within the hierarchy of metaperspectives. Additional listings of ethical terms can further be added to the mix: namely, the civil liberties (providence-liberty-civility-austerity), the humanistic values (peace-love-tranquility-equality), and the mystical values (ecstasy-bliss-joy-harmony). When taken in concert, the complete ten-level hierarchy of virtuous terms emerges in full detail, as partially reproduced in the compact table immediately below:

Nostalgia - H-Worship
Glory - Prudence
Providence - Faith
Grace - Beauty
Tranquility - Ecstasy

Guilt - Blame
Honor - Justice
Liberty - Hope
Free-will - Truth
Equality - Bliss

Desire - Approval
Dignity - Temperance
Civility - Charity
Magnanimity - Goodness
Love - Joy

Worry - Concern
Integrity - Fortitude
Austerity - Decency
Equanimity - Wisdom
Peace - Harmony

This cohesive hierarchy of virtues, values, and ideals proves exceedingly comprehensive in scope, accounting for virtually every major term celebrated in the Western ethical tradition. It is particularly easy to gain a sense of the trend towards increasing abstraction when scanning the individual columns from top to bottom. The traditional sequences of terms line up seamlessly within this hierarchy of metaperspectives. Indeed, it proves exceedingly unlikely that this cohesive system could have arisen solely by chance. Furthermore, the ethical hierarchy mirrors the specialization of personal, group, spiritual, humanitarian, and transcendental realms within human society as a whole: which (when further specialized into authority/follower roles) accounts for the full ten-level span of ethical terms.

THE VICES OF DEFECT

Although a preferential emphasis on the virtues is certainly understandable, this virtuous mode can scarcely be considered solely in a vacuum. The truest applications for such a general ethical system derive precisely from a moral contrast with the related realm of the vices (where virtue and vice exist in concert with one another). Consequently, for every virtue there necessarily exists a corresponding antonym (or vice): namely, love vs. hate, peace vs. war, etc. The corresponding vices of defect represent the chief affective opposites of the respective virtuous counterparts, wherein providing an even sense of symmetry across the unified power hierarchy. The ten predicted categories for the vices of defect are arrayed in ten-level hierarchy similar to the pattern previously established for the virtuous mode.

Laziness - Treachery
Infamy - Insurgency
Prodigality - Betrayal
Wrath - Ugliness
Anger - Abomination

Negligence - Vindictiveness
Dishonor - Vengeance
Slavery - Despair
Tyranny - Hypocrisy
Prejudice - Perdition

Apathy - Spite
Foolishness - Gluttony
Vulgarity - Avarice
Oppression - Evil
Hatred - Iniquity

Indifference - Malice
Caprice - Cowardice
Cruelty - Antagonism
Persecution - Cunning
Belliger. - Turpitude

This distinct ethical contrast allows negative transactions to be analyzed in terms of their potential for conversion into positive ones (and vice versa). The ten resultant categories of defect: such as the ecumenical vices (wrath, tyranny, persecution, and oppression), the moralistic vices (evil-cunning-ugliness-hypocrisy), and the humanistic vices (anger-hatred-prejudice-belligerence), etc., prove particularly significant for outlining this darker realm of the vices.

THE VICES OF EXCESS

The vices of defect, in turn, scarcely claim to be all-inclusive by any standard. Indeed, only half of the Seven Deadly Sins are formally accounted for in terms of the realm of defect. Here, pride, envy, and covetousness defy incorporation into the established realm of defect. This anomaly, in turn, is explained through aid of an additional class of the vices, known since ancient times as the vices of excess. In particular, Aristotle first described this dual system for the vice. The vices of defect (initially described) formally complement the respective vices of excess: defined as that range of extremes with respect to the virtues. Accordingly, Aristotle viewed the virtuous mode as a system of mean values (or norms) interposed between the vices of defect and vices of excess.

For instance, Aristotle cites the example of the virtue of courage. It represents the mean value interposed between the respective vice of defect (cowardice) and its excessive counterpart in foolhardiness. Virtue, accordingly, represents the middle-ground between defect and excess: wherein favoring moderation insofar as choosing a balance between this dual range of extremes. Indeed, it ultimately proves feasible to devise a parallel ten-level hierarchy for the realm of the vices of excess, mirroring point-for-point that previously established for the virtuous mode: although now extending to vanity, jealousy, shame, etc.

Pride - Flattery
Vanity - Adulation
Conceit - Patronization
Pretention - Indulgence
Sanctimony - Sycophancy

Shame - Criticism
Humiliation - Ridicule
Mortification - Scorn
Anguish - Mockery
Tribulation - Cynicism

Impudence - Envy
Arrogance - Jealousy
Impetuosity - Covetousness
Presumpt. - Longing
Smugness - Affectation

Insolence - Disdain
Audacity - Contempt
Rashness - Reproach
Boldness - Chagrin
Harshness - Bitterness

Curiously, the three-way specialization implied in Aristotle’s Theory of the Mean fails to distinguish any parallel complement of extremes with respect to the vices of defect similar to that specified for the virtuous mode. This glaring lack of an even sense of symmetry is fortunately remedied through the introduction of an entirely new class of affective terms: a terminology provisionally defined as the realm of hyperviolence. This new category is formally distinguished from the more routine realm of defect primarily in terms of the extremes by which it is expressed. Herein lies the formal prototype for the realm of hyperviolence; namely, that range of excess with respect to the vices of defect. The fact that Aristotle failed to distinguish this additional concept within his Theory of the Mean attests to the classical warrior ideal, where victory was to be achieved at any cost. The terminology for this extreme realm of hyperviolence scarcely enjoys the pedigree or tradition of the other listings of vices, although the complete listing of terms for the realm of hyperviolence is depicted below - an entirely new formulation exclusive to the current book release

Indolence - Mutiny
Notoriety - Rebellion
Licentiousness - Treason
Fury - Hideousness
Madness - Horror

Dereliction - Reprisal
Ignobility - Retribution
Savagery - Hopelessness
Despotism - Mendacity
Bigotry - Ruin

Languor - Grudging
Crassness - Voracity
Rudeness - Greed
Brutality - Heinousness
Viciousness - Balefulness

Callousness - Malignity
Petulance - Craveness
Hostility - Contentious
Barbarism - Ruthlessness
Atrocity - Fiendishness

In comparison to the more routine class of the vices of defect, the realm of hyperviolence offers a much more extreme profile consistent with its defined role within the motivational continuum.

THE MASTER SCHEMATIC FORMAT LINKING VIRTUE AND VICE

In summary, through the formal additional of the realm of hyperviolence, a fully balanced symmetry finally becomes conceptually complete. Here, the four basic ethical categories: e.g., the virtues, vices of defect, vices of excess, and hyperviolence collectively account for the complete cross-section of emotionally charged language in general; as formally depicted in the master diagram immediately below:

+ + VICES OF EXCESS
(Excessive Virtue)

+ MAJOR VIRTUES
(Virtuous Mode)

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O ...... NEUTRALITY STATUS

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– VICES OF DEFECT
(Absence of virtue)

– – HYPERVIOLENCE
(Excessive Defect)

This schematic diagram is organized around the novel concept of “neutrality status,” representing a neutral point of entry within the system (a default status from which all new relationships are formed). This neutral status is respectively defined as that benign sense of neglect we express towards strangers on the street: contacts that pose no meaningful sense of relationship, yet do not present any impending sense of harm. Every new relationship (by definition) stems primarily from this zone of neutrality status, a potentiality that extends to the realm of the virtues, or alternately into the domain of defect. This ethical divergence is schematically depicted as the dual arrangement of terms immediately flanking the zone of neutrality. This pair of conflicting options represents an ethical “fork in the road,” representing the basic core nucleus for the system. Most relationships are resolved through recourse to one option or the other (the basic thoroughfare for the system). This dual interpretation can scarcely claim to be the total picture, for the parallel realm of excess lurks along the fringe boundaries of the core nucleus. For the virtuous realm, this corresponds to the related realm of the vices of excess. Furthermore, in terms of the vices of defect, this alternately targets the newly proposed realm of hyperviolence. These two extreme categories represent the figurative “fast lanes” of the relationship superhighway; namely, fringe areas exaggerated to the point of crossing over into the realm of excess. Fortunately, such forays into excess are typically somewhat limited. The enduring sense of stability within the social dynamic serves to lessen the unpredictable effects of such drastic mood swings.

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