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Unformatted text preview: - Honest Mistakes- The Case of Solomon and “Motivated Irrationality” The racism of the typical anti-Semite is not based on an honestly mistaken belief but rather is constituted and motivated by emotions and feelings that are themselves open to moral condemnation. The resilience of the racist’s false beliefs in the face of evidence to the contrary is explained by the presence of these emotions. Arpaly says, “the anti-Semite’s belief plays a rather superficial role in a drama in which a person is motivated by sinister desires” (106).- Morally Objectionable Actions that are Not Motivated by Ill Will “If respect for persons is a deep concern for you—deeper than the desire to be popular with your anti-Semitic friends—you will think twice before accepting the view that Jews are not persons in the face of powerful evidence to the contrary” (110)....
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- Spring '08
- Ethics , Core issues in ethics, moral worth, moral concern