The assorted finds of Artefact Publishing

Putting morality aside

It seems that wherever people gather to argue the merits or otherwise of such things as torture or death squads, a number of people will say “Putting aside the moral aspect of this...”, and proceed to debate the practical benefits or otherwise of the subject. This is strange to me. How can one practice putting aside one’s humanity without getting more accustomed to doing so, both in debates and in general life?

Posted by jamie on January 12, 2005 10:42+13:00