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    (Original post by Whitewell)
    You mean extremely immoral acts are easy to identify as immoral, and so we identify how we decide those acts are immoral and create a theory of ethics around it, which we can apply to less obvious situations.
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    (Original post by da_nolo)
    Yes.
    Nothing unreasonable in that idea.

    I think it's interesting to pose that question to retired-messiah. After noting controversial ethical issues like abortion as subjective (asking how to decide on whether it is right and wrong) it seems interesting whether he thinks we can make moral judgement on any situation. If we can, how? If so, is that process applicable to the more controversial situations? If not, why not?

    Perhaps, its a slippery slope. If one link in the chain is subjective, its hard to see why all arent subjective. Similarly, if you can confidently judge one situation as objectively right or wrong, its hard to see why all situations arent, also, objectively right or wrong.

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