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Month Archives for April 2015

"I am right, therefore ..." or, A Heuristic for Detecting Pitfalls in Ethical Behavior

It is very easy to presuppose — implicitly and subconsciously — that one is right, unknowingly using that assumption to justify later claims. Oftentimes we therefore fall into a fallacy of ethical reasoning where we assume, because we have the right position, that we are licensed to do actions that someone else — coming from the morally wrong position — is not permitted to do. We can therefore…

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