PHIL210 f2020 - Shared screen with speaker view
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I think that the most common thing that its on my desire list is to binge watch series instead of do work
Or even though I have a thousand other things to do
I believe it depends on the scale of how egregious the action is. If it's not cleaning up your dishes at the detriment of your housemates you don't need to convince yourself it's a good action. If it creates too much moral dissonance I think people then distort the situation to soothe that.
Does intention play a role here at all? For example if one intends to do good and fails, can they be considered a “better” person than one who never intended to do good in the first place?
I was wondering a very thing! Would someone who achieves their end through means that are “not good” be viewed higher than someone who strives to do good and fails to meet their end?
What would Socrates say about the prison industrial complex in the US, wherein punishment is not used as “medicine” but actually to increase recidivism?