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Personal Force and Intention in Moral Judgment


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Personal Force and Intention in Moral Judgment

Using one's own bodily strength made killing someone less morally acceptable , according to 600 students, than dropping the person through a trap door in front of a train in order to save five others, J. Green and team reported.

"Put simply, something special happens when intention and personal force co-occur," the researchers said.

I wonder how to relate such moral relativism to students considering use of cell phones, etc. as acceptable, not cheating, ways to complete course papers and...
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