We start from a verifiable definition: the average man who we normally meet is an economic reality who works at a loss in more ways than one: we mean the statistic- pathologic “normality” which is a sub judice of the norm of our judgment.
We also start from the equation: hostility toward thinking = pathology = diseconomy: the homo pathologicus – more real and ordinary than the homo sapiens – works at such a loss that ends up to be defined by it.
That the pathology is diseconomy – loss of profits, damages, missed opportunities – is a truism verifiable in the short-run in the life of each individual (balance sheet in hand). It is verifiable because the individual keeps missing his appointments, and all his appointments are business appointments.
I introduce for the first time the expression “Economic Rectitude”. Economic Rectitude is the Thinking of Nature itself, developed as a Law that posits the man before the Law as usually defined: a man finally imbued with good sense (even if barely existent). A man as economic reality, a producer of wealth for himself and for everyone else (let’s say producer of a GDP much broader than the one normally understood).
Rect-itude or also Right-itude, Recht-itude, Jus-itude, Droit-itude of thinking: it is a rectitude preceding the distinction between morality and law, and also preceding the distinction between knowledge and practice.
It is the univocal – not moral – rectitude of having as Principle the saying “The tree is judged by its fruits”, a principle which is at the same time practical (without moral or juridical distinction) and cognitive: knowledge per fructus preceding and subordinating the knowledge per causas. …
Courtesy translation by Luca Flabbi and Vivienne Prescott
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