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Everybody wrestles with questions about ethics. Some of those questions are easy to figure out. Should I murder someone? No! But other questions are more difficult to answer. Examining Ethics doesn’t provide answers to these ethical dilemmas, but instead leaves listeners with tools and ideas from some of the biggest names in moral philosophy and ethics. Academic philosophy and ethics can sometimes be difficult to understand, and our accessible, open-minded content bridges the gap between scholars and everyone else.

Examining Ethics The Prindle Institute for Ethics

    • Philosophy
    • 4.7, 60 Ratings

Everybody wrestles with questions about ethics. Some of those questions are easy to figure out. Should I murder someone? No! But other questions are more difficult to answer. Examining Ethics doesn’t provide answers to these ethical dilemmas, but instead leaves listeners with tools and ideas from some of the biggest names in moral philosophy and ethics. Academic philosophy and ethics can sometimes be difficult to understand, and our accessible, open-minded content bridges the gap between scholars and everyone else.

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M.Cherry Ep26 - Equating Failure To Persuade As Disempowerment

The power of Cherry’s argument is its insistence upon the moral autonomy of victims.

Its flaw lies in the presumption that the offer of a moral exemplar undermines that autonomy.

If an exemplar is persuasive, it becomes so precisely because of the victim’s moral agency in evaluating that offer. If it is not, the victim’s evaluation is what makes it so.

Honoring victims requires assuming their dignity and self-determination as individuals. Suggesting their will and reasoning are canceled by the mere offer of an exemplar achieves precisely the opposite.

One simply cannot argue concurrently that victims both have moral capacity and lack it. Finding a way to eliminate that contradiction will only strengthen this compelling work.

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