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Saturday, January 31, 2004

The eye of God

In discussing ethics there is one overall "test" to determine whether behaviour is ethical or not. It is known as the Sunshine Test, and the idea is that you ask yourself if you would be happy for your friends and peers to know what you are doing. If the answer is no, then it's a fair bet that what you are doing is unethical. The beauty of the test is that it implicitly takes into account society's values (as expressed by your friends/peers).
Well. Maybe not. For example, if I now took up drawing, I would make every effort to conceal this fact from the eyes not only of friends but also of strangers.

Does this mean that I consider drawing unethical? :-0





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