Should we judge people of past eras for moral failings?


What might these flaws be? Our treatment of the environment? Our tolerance of poverty?



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What might these flaws be? Our treatment of the environment? Our tolerance of poverty?

Fricker thinks that in the not-too-distant future we'll be shocked by the way that we, in the early part of the 21st Century, still treat animals. "I hope that some of the ways we currently still treat animals, the way that we factory-farm them, for instance, will seem completely unbelievable and unacceptable."



What else might our descendants condemn us for? If enough of us know the answer to that today, we really have no excuse but to act on it today.

Knowledge Questions to reflect on in response:

  • Should we judge people of past eras for moral failings?

  • What “moral failures” in history can be discussed?

  • What is your perception of blame and responsibility? Provide some specific examples/situations.

  • Should a “State, Company, or Larger Entity, etc…” apologize for individual action(s)?

  • What are some personal, cultural, and global flaws of today that we may be apologizing for tomorrow?



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