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Nayef Al-Rodan


Nayef Al-Rodhan is a philosopher, neuroscientist and geostrategist.
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Almost every golden age of geo-cultural domains has been characterised by good governance, exchanges, borrowing, innovation and the adaptation of earlier contributions to forms of knowledge, and rationalism.
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Civilisational triumph is thus not a zero-sum enterprise that favours one geo-cultural domain over another.
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Circumstances will determine what I term the survival value of humankindís moral compass. Being highly moral in an immoral environment will almost certainly be detrimental to oneís survival and vice versa.




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Morally relevant emotions are essential for living in social groups and they provide the basis on which we may construct conceptual frameworks that help guide our actions, but human beings should more accurately be thought of as being endowed with morally relevant capacities rather than innate moral knowledge.
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The history of human civilisation is a history of mutual borrowings.
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The enduring assumption that human behaviour is governed by innate morality and reason is at odds with the persistence of human deprivation, inequality, injustice, misery, brutality and conflict.
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Civilisational triumph is important because if it is not actively sought, conflictual relations between members of geo-cultural domains may become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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Indeed, there is no evidence to suggest innate morality. It is therefore important to create the conditions under which the expansion of our moral communities may become more likely.
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Emotional Amoral Egoism indicates that ethnic conflict should be understood in terms of a reaction to a failure to satisfy a groupís basic physiological, security and ego needs due to discrimination, experienced by a group whose relations are premised, above all, on cultural affinities.
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We are neither radically free to choose our nature nor entirely determined by our biological heritage.
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Human beings are emotional amoral egoists, driven above all by emotional self-interest. All of our thoughts, beliefs and motivations are neurochemically mediated, some predetermined for survival, others alterable.




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Globalization is a process that encompasses the causes, course, and consequences of transnational and transcultural integration of human and non-human activities.
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In my opinion, a life governed by reason is likely to be more dignified than one shaped by dogma and unbridled emotions.
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One of the key ingredients of coexistence and successful cooperation is trust.
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We should aim for peaceful coexistence at least and transcultural synergy at best.
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Further, humanity must never be complacent about the virtues of human nature. Therefore, everything must be done at all levels to prevent alienation, inequality, deprivation, fear, injustice, anarchy and the loss of the rule of law. History has shown repeatedly that humankind is capable of unthinkable brutality and injustice. This is often a result of what I call fear(survival)-induced pre-emptive aggression, which may occur no matter how calm the situation appears, although it is not necessarily inevitable. Moreover, where there is injustice that is perceived as posing a threat to survival, humankind will do whatever necessary to survive and be free. In such instances, might (military or otherwise) may not prevail or be the optimal solution.
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Strict ethical guidelines need to be developed in anticipation of significant technological and biotechnological advances in order to guarantee human dignity.
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People should be educated about the links between education, ideology, and politics as a way to promote the virtue of humility.
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There is only one collective human civilisation comprised of geo-cultural domains and cultures.
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Human nature as we know it is, nevertheless, malleable and manageable. It may be radically modified as a result of advances in bio-, molecular, nano- and computational technologies. It will therefore be essential to establish a clear code of ethics regulating the use of these technologies sooner rather than later.


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