Don’t Construct Ethics Based on Bizarre Cases

 Posted by on 20 February 2005 at 10:24 pm  Uncategorized
Feb 202005

One of the principles of Objectivism is that ethics should not be based on bizarre or unusual cases. For instance, emergency “lifeboat” situations are not to be used as a basis for forming ethical rules. Nor should one use situations like the baby born with two heads. (The second head was apparently “capable of smiling and blinking but not independent life” and had to be removed for the health of the rest of the baby.) Includes photograph.

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