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law =/= morality

Posted by Baldur on Sunday, April 29 2018 at 2:34:39PM
In reply to flexibility, not legality posted by EthanEdwards on Sunday, April 29 2018 at 08:58:14AM

"but the question is how comfortable you feel saying the guy's behavior was morally OK (or not so bad) based on that outcome."

Not really. The question is what the law should be. Law and morality are not the same, and for good reason. There is lots of immoral behavior that is legal because outlawing it would cause more problems than it solved; and in many cases the law requires behavior that is inherently immoral. (In that case it's just bad law, such as the reporting requirements that many jurisdictions have for psychologists.)


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