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Old 09-08-2019, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Little Nemo View Post
That's pretty much the way I see it, which is why I was surprised when people disagreed.
A lot of people think that their mores (Latin "customs") are absolute. Often, the same people who say that this or that thing should be banned because "it's wrong!!!" are the ones who get miffed when they travel Elsewhere (which can be three villages over there) and not only are things not exactly like Back Home: the locals insist that their way works just fine!

In one of the first lessons of my Philosophy class we defined ethics as being that dreamed-of universal and morals as being the diverse localized versions of that ideal: this allowed us to have conversations talking about both concepts without confusion. When people use both terms interchangeably, confusion not only can ensue but will.
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Last edited by Nava; 09-08-2019 at 12:15 AM.