Arman asked about 2 months ago

[Inspired by the HBO TV series "Silicon Valley"] Would you do wrong in the service of rightness? Could you be unethical in the defense of ethics? Could you be unjust in the quest for justice?

Arman

[Inspired by the HBO TV series "Silicon Valley"] Would you do wrong in the service of rightness? Could you be unethical in the defense of ethics? Could you be unjust in the quest for justice?

No, but then I also believe in the moral obligation to disobey unjust rules, therefore disobeying unjust rules in the pursuit of justice wouldn't ever be wrong according to my moral code, see how that works? 👍

I'm doing it right now, I think. Withholding the truth about my uncle's passing to my father so he does not fall ill from the sadness. I remember when his mom died this year in September and I told him. His health went downhill. His blood sugar just shot u

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No, that would undermine any justice you'd have created.

I wouldn't advocate for an "ends justify the means" method of achieving something good if it meant I'd be guilty of something entirely unethical. Like those women who sleep with their professor for a passing grade or the boss for a promotion. Whatever the

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no

This seems like a self-contradiction to me. If the wrong is in the service of rightness, if the ends truly do justify the means, then the "wrong" isn't wrong at all; it's right. And the "unethical" isn't unethical at all, it's ethical. The only reason pe

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Sure, we all have valuable goals and they are not equal in my personal preference and not equal in your preference. We all rank telling the truth high, but not higher than our personal existence, we like honesty but are willing to sacrifice it when our bel

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