Aug 18, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Professor Steven Ross will lead this meeting.
HYPOCRISY: What’s wrong with being a hypocrite? If it's wrong, why exactly is it wrong? Why does the hypocrite so often evoke greater moral outcry or outrage in us than the non-hypocrite who commits actions we consider more severely immoral or illegal? Do some varieties of hypocrisy deserve more sympathy on our part? Consider this defense of one form of hypocrisy: many or most of us strive for ethical ideals that exceed our ability to live up to, and thus hypocrisy is, in part, a positive sign, a measure of our high standards.
I'm particularly excited about the readings for this meeting: philosopher Harry Frankfurt's "book" (actually about 10 pages) On Bullshit.
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Also visit these pages for a general (very very short - less than 1 page each) overview of the topic: