Tuesday, 14 December 2010

No ethical problems here

I remarked a few weeks ago on how disappointing and ironic it was that some of my students cheated on their ethics essays.

It seems this is part of a wider social problem: a study reveals that books on ethics are stolen at twice the rate as other philosophy texts. Perhaps they're all utilitarians who see the understanding they'll gain as more positively consequential than the damage done by the theft. Kant, on the other hand, is spinning in his grave.

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