2. Logic and Moral Debate - Attacks on Blacks

  1. James R. Flynn

Published Online: 8 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314999.ch2

How to Improve Your Mind: Twenty Keys to Unlock the Modern World

How to Improve Your Mind: Twenty Keys to Unlock the Modern World

How to Cite

Flynn, J. R. (2012) Logic and Moral Debate - Attacks on Blacks, in How to Improve Your Mind: Twenty Keys to Unlock the Modern World, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118314999.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119944768

Online ISBN: 9781118314999

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Keywords:

  • arguing about right and wrong;
  • logic and moral debate, attacks on the blacks;
  • ethics, hypothetical, on how people/things ought to be;
  • logic, forcing one into the real, and falsification following;
  • racists, restating their principles, for logical consistency;
  • to opt to traditional morality, a refusal to use reason;
  • classical racists, and blacks and blackness;
  • opposing sides, obscuring question-begging morals;
  • satisfying a rule of universalizability, escaping reason;
  • easy way out of the dilemma, stating the moral

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Blacks and Blackness

  • Taking the Hypothetical Seriously

  • Abortion and Its Slogans

  • Women and Femininity

  • The Unborn Mosquito