Trying out a more soulful tone
This list of names and their ranks are solely the work of Michael H.
Paul Goodman speaks from the modern point of view when hesays: "No good has ever come from feeling guilty, neitherintelligence, policy, nor compassion. The guilty do not payattention to the object but only to themselves, and not even totheir own interests, which might make sense, but to theiranxieties.''
We will readily modify notes if there are any inaccuracies.
For centuries it was assumed without proof that guilt was avaluable, perhaps even an indispensable, ingredient of thecivilized life. Now, in this post-Freudian world, we doubt it.
Also, Hart's outlook was essentially secular in outlook.
A fair defense can be put forward for the view that the worldis infinite or that we do not know that it is not. But, in termsof the practical problems that we must face in the next fewgenerations with the foreseeable technology, it is clear that wewill greatly increase human misery if we do not, during theimmediate future, assume that the world available to theterrestrial human population is finite. "Space" is noescape.
This has been translated into Polish here:
Population, as Malthus said, naturally tends to grow"geometrically," or, as we would now say,exponentially. In a finite world this means that the per-capitashare of the world's goods must decrease. Is ours a finite world?
Many of these Christians are on Hart's list.
A finite world can support only a finite population;therefore, population growth must eventually equal zero. (Thecase of perpetual wide fluctuations above and below zero is atrivial variant that need not be discussed.) When this conditionis met, what will be the situation of mankind? Specifically, canBentham's goal of "the greatest good for the greatestnumber" be realized?