Due to realizing how much this work will expand I am going to cut it short at this post. I am going to writing out the rest of it and see where it goes from there.
Rationality, the God of our world currently.
Rationality comes in, insofar as it is reasoning and seriously thinking about the world and an individual’s situation that lets you understand 1) every situation is actually different and 2) a full overview of one’s situation. This is again when being rational you can apply rules in an understanding way allowing you to actually be just towards a person, even one you do not actually know. Human rationality and imagination allows an individual to place themselves into a different situation and come to understand some of the motives behind another individual’s actions.
This imagination and rationalization is what allows you to be just as mentioned in the prior part of this tirade. Also, this imaginations and rationalizing can be spread across humans in a way that other ideas cannot do. Every human being understands care, caring relationships, relationships in general and the emotions attached to them in various ways. I think it is called “drama” in theater and part of the reason why the same plays and emotions can continually be called upon in entertainment: they are fundamentally touching to humans. It is hard to get this feeling for every single human being on the planet though, the relationship I have with someone on some other continent whom I’ve never met is not the same as a peer in a class which is not the same relationship I have with my parents. Each one is sort of like a different circle with me in the center, parents are closer than the peer which is closer than the other I’ve never met.
In order to gain access to this far-out relationship though I need to bring it closer to me, get it in arm’s reach for me to understand the relationship and the person. Imagination and rationality are the things that produce this affect. If I am told about the other’s situation I can attempt to put myself in their place and try to apply reason to the relation.
Reason does not end at this point though, it can take bigger steps. But, what reason can do is for an individual to explore and too big for me to feel like taking on in the scope of blog posts. So that’s the beginning of an ethics, caring, virtues and rationality.