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Discussion 2 14:40 Is it ever just to break a law For the common good is not always right Philosophy note No matter what is said and what conclusion I reach, it will always be wrong at some  point.  There are no universal answers. Questions What is the ring of Gyges supposed to show?  Is this right? It is suppose to show when there are no negative consequences for their actions people  will act unjustly.  Most individuals will act unjustly, but some will not i.e. Dalai Lama.  What is the myth of metals? Could it ever be justified for a government to lie to people? Myth of the metals is that each citizen is either born with gold, silver, or bronze and 
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Unformatted text preview: based upon this you are grouped into a certain class. It would end up keeping order in the city. Is justice worth pursuing for its own sake? Does it fall into category 3? That is, should we be just even if it won’t benefit us? (e.g. destruction of world vs. our death) If justice is worth pursuing for its own sake you should die. If it is not you should save yourself. Save the kid, therefore justice is worth pursuing for its own sake. We can’t give a reason for saving the kid, but morally we should do so. Should the government censor any material? (e.g. poets, artists) 14:40 14:40...
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  • Fall '10
  • Baynes
  • Philosophy, Dalai Lama, negative consequences, Philosophy note, universal answers, certain class.

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