Category Archives: Ethics

The Power Of The Situation To Shape Behavior

I’ve gone through my life idealizing and devaluing people. Many of those I’ve most admired, I’ve subsequently devalued. Others who I devalued, I came to admire. I’ve hated some people until I met them, and then I quickly found myself … Continue reading

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Why Are Ethicists Usually Late To The Party?

Philosopher A tells me: “They tend to pick up social science stuff much later, and deploy it in their own feuds. They prefer reasoning by intuition. But when someone forces them out of it they respond. Moral psychology is a … Continue reading

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Lack of Character: Personality and Moral Behavior

I think the general unit of observation for psychology is the individual and for the sociologist it is society. For Protestantism, the focus is on individual salvation, and for the Jew, the focus is on the Jewish people. Scholars with … Continue reading

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Blame & Responsibility

If you argue with terrorists such as Black Lives Matter activists, you are not to blame if they shoot you, but you are responsibility for needlessly placing yourself in danger. If you walk alone in a bad part of town … Continue reading

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Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk

Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk (6-29-00) https://t.co/4NX5cAgFkA — (((Luke Ford))) (@lukeford) June 29, 2020 Here are some highlights from this 2020 book: * A once-​enthusiastic participant in the online culture wars recently reflected on his history of … Continue reading

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