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December 13, 2014

Of Ends and Means

Now, people will often slip into one of these

when caught up doing wrong or when accused of ill doing, to justify and defend themselves, even when they may not philosophically hold to that position. "Everyone else was doing it" is a fine Ethical Opportunist's answer - I gained peer approval and felt part of a group - and "well it got the job done" is something the Ethical Pragmatist would appreciate, but neither is necessarily what you really believe. We don't like being wrong, and we feel weak and endangered when justly accused of doing wrong, so we try to find a way to argue that it wasn't really all that bad.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 13, 2014 9:37 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Well, somebody had to do it. The Ethical Volunteer.

Well, If I didn't do it it wouldn't get done. The Ethical Volunteer.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 13, 2014 9:49 AM

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