Comment by kbladythinks on Disguised Queries · 2019-09-30T19:55:28.586Z · LW · GW

In colloge, I led a book discussion group about ethics. Most participants had read the book.

Everyone in the group agreed that ethics and morals were different.

They even agreed on HOW they were different (internal/personal vs group/societal, arrived at vs proscribed, philosophical vs legal).

They REFUSED to agree, however, on what term referred to which distinction.


Comment by kbladythinks on Disguised Queries · 2019-09-30T06:32:24.580Z · LW · GW

I was told once that I was clearly not a college graduate. After some digging, he explained that I took the time to define the terms in a discussion, whereas college grads knew the definitions of words, and so didn't take the time to agree on them.

Can't agree with him about that.