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Well, it’s that time again! Time for your philosophical story challenge. Look, I know that you all spend your entire week looking forward to these philosophy challenges, and I really try to make them good. I hope that I succeed and that you all thoroughly enjoy getting into some deep philosophical problems. So, You probably know the rules, at least you should by now, but in case you don’t: I give you a philosophical question, and you write a story of 100-1000 words that presents and defends your response to the question. You’re welcome to write something longer if you want, but don’t try to post it here, though if you want to email it to me I’ll try to read through it when I’ve got the time. I’ve written about ethics a few times on this blog, and one of the things that I try to point out to my students is that the term ethics or morality must, by definition, go beyond simply what one person or group believes is right and wrong. Feudal Japanese morality expresses one point of view, ancient Hebrew morality expresses another, and modern European morality expresses a third. So, the question for this week is simple to ask and hard to answer: how do conflicting moralities come to terms with one another?

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