Bending the Rules: The Flexibility of Absolutes in Modern Life
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0199218986 | PDF | 279 pages | 2.61 MB
Do-unto-others-as-you-would-have-them-do-unto-you. Who would disagree with this "Golden Rule?" We regard it as the basis of an absolute and universal morality. And yet it is considered acceptable to kill the enemy in war; for a businessman to do the best for himself; for a lawyer to argue professionally for a position he would personally reject. Are the moral rules we live by more flexible than they seem at first sight?