Hypocrisy is having pronounced values and then not acting on them.If you value the environment and complain about others destroying something you value and you then act in the same manner ..you are a hypocrite..This disputing and diagnosing a simple word is philononsense.
Quite true, yet I can also understand the distaste some words conjure.
The whole point (which I fear now lays dead) was this: Philosophy is not/should not be a 'dead' endeavor. In its best iteration, it is a part of our everyday life - our every day actions. The extent to which we separate "just talking" from the behavioral implications such talk might have is also the extent to which we marginalize it
Now, within the context I've framed the OP, no one who's given much philosophical thought can live such a completely-pure and consistent life. The complexities make it nearly impossible in this modern day. Do I *know* the labor-practices used, 3 years ago, on that curtain that now hangs above my kitchen sink? Might I deign to DRINK this coffee, understanding what might be done deep in those forests? Such absolute purity is virtually impossible - that's the extreme.
But let's not diminish the point's worth: Aren't there degrees of "Principle/Action" consistency?
This is the whole point; this is what I've asked; this is wherein the value lies. To what extent are we, as individuals, consistent in our actions towards principles which we've all extolled and heaped praise upon here?
If we believe that individual introspection and a critical self-thinking mindset its at all beneficial, I think it important we dive into just such self-examinations. Thus the term; confess!
These ideals are very hard to enunciate; always there is emotion lurking behind many of the words we use. Once triggered, the point can be lost - as seems to be the point now; and will be again, watch the next few replies (if there be any).
... just something to kick around guys, nothing more