Originally posted by robbie carrobieNo mystery intended. I meant just a standard take on what people usually mean when they talk about social diversity. Things like age, economic status, ethnicity, religious beliefs, and also things like heritage, political beliefs, sexual orientation, family type, gender, profession and so on.
It depends what you mean by social diversity. What do you mean by social diversity?
Originally posted by FMFI have a hard time seeing unspecified diversity as good-in-itself, or evil-in-itself so I guess for me it depends on how it's achieved and what the effects are. Of course some could say it also depends on what the diversity includes, such as having a sprinkling of ax-murderers in the mix. I have read that diversity can make for resilience, which sounds like a good thing, but a resilient Nazi war machine -- not so good. Oops, I just triggered Godwin's law.
Is social diversity a moral good?
Originally posted by KazetNagorraI can see how social diversity could be a force for moral good and bring benefits ~ not so much directly in terms of the basics of morally sound behaviour... do not harm, do not deceive, do not coerce [at their simplest here!] but in terms of qualities that might be seen as being adjacent to basic morality ~ if the diversity resulted in an increase in the obtaining and internalization of attributes like tolerance, empathy, adaptability, understanding, sympathy, celebration of difference, whilst resulting in a decrease in discrimination, intolerance, ethnocentricity and so on.
No, not in and of itself. A moral good, in a utilitarian sense, causes an intrinsic benefit or prevents an intrinsic harm. It is not clear how "diversity" necessarily causes any harm or benefit.