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Honesty

I’m against honesty fundamentalism—the idea that lying is always immoral. (Now if I wanted to make my life easy, I’d just talk about lying to save lives. But I don’t want to make my life easy.) Here are two considerations … Continue reading

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On Cheating

There are hedonic utilitarians who think there is nothing morally wrong with an act if no one is hurt by it. If two such hedonic utilitarians were married, they couldn’t really object to each other cheating as long as thorough … Continue reading

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Moral Shoehorning

Unkind. Selfish. Wasteful. Inconsiderate. Negligent. Harmful. Ignorant. Untrue. If you need to frame all of your moral critiques in terms of -ism words, you have a stunted moral vocabulary. Pigeonholing all moral infractions into a handful of SJ jargon words … Continue reading

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Reflections on Cultural Appropriation

Responses to criticisms of appropriation: 1. You are mocking my culture. Some critics argue that cultural appropriation is wrong because it mocks other cultures. However, this can’t be the whole story. A person wearing a sari or kimono because they … Continue reading

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