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Single Idea 15675

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / A. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / b. Rational ethics]

Full Idea

We do not morally disapprove of people who are incompetent reasoners.

Gist of Idea

We don't condemn people for being bad at reasoning


James Gordon Finlayson (Habermas [2005], Ch.6:83)

Book Reference

Finlayson,James G.: 'Habermas' [OUP 2005], p.83

A Reaction

Well, we don't morally disapprove simply of their lack of reasoning ability, but we may morally disapprove of their actions, which have arisen entirely from the disability.