Category Archives: Ethics

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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How To Spot A Liar

I generally despise TED talks, but this is a good one: Truth #1: “Lying is a cooperative act.” Truth #2. Everyone is willing to give you something for what they’re hungry for. Lying is an attempt to bridge that gap … Continue reading

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Does Torah Permit Stealing From The Goyim?

Tribal ethics are simple — whatever is good for the group is good. This is different from the universalist Anglo outlook I grew up with in Australia where there were few if any differences between the moral obligations you owed … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with Jews’ emphasis on intellect?

Dennis Prager writes: The fact is, there is no correlation between intellect and goodness. In fact, a disproportionate number of intellectuals, in the 20th century and today, have been, to put it bluntly, moral idiots — and therefore disproportionately supported … Continue reading

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The Truth

Growing up as a Seventh-Day Adventist, telling the truth was ridiculously important. If you got a reputation for lying, you were finished. You were lost. You were dead. The Christian commitment to truth went to extreme lengths. For instance, if … Continue reading

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