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  1. Praise and congratulate a murderer and human trafficker, treat this person like a saint and promote them as a great person, knowing fully well that they are capable of horrible and atrocious crimes, and that you are helping them to find more victims by giving them good public relations. This is a person who has done no harm to you, but has harmed many people, none who you know personally (for now, at least). You may never show any signs of mistrust in this person, you must show loyalty and support for this person even if there is doubt about the credibility of the reputation you give.

  2. Condemn and ruin the life of a completely innocent person, a charitable person who works an ordinary job. If you choose the second option, you must treat this person like a horrible excuse of a human being and slander them into being thought of as undeserving of happiness, knowing fully well that they are completely incapable of being horrible, and that you are tormenting them into a life of irreversible hell, and that this person will never be able to clear their name or have any meaningful relationships. This is a person who has done no harm to you, and has helped many people, but by chance hasn’t crossed paths with you or anyone close to you (for now, at least). This person just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. You may never show any signs of trust in this person, you must show disregard and hatred for this person even if there is doubt about the credibility of the reputation you give.

The sex, gender, nationality, ethnicity, presence of disabilities if any, and sexual orientation of each hypothetical person is unknown, but it is known that they are both articulate people who are capable of reason.

The precise age is also unknown, but they are both adults.

It is not known if they have families of their own, or if they are orphans or not.

Nothing about their living situations or backstories beyond the given information is known.

This is just a thought experiment and I’m interested in which one you find least evil and why

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Bernard Williams was one of the most significant moral philosophers of the 20th century.

We will watch together this video: https://youtu.be/V5nW7ZG-vNY

Please note that we will put emphasis in keeping the conversation civil and focused on the text: no politics or religion in the discussion.

This discussion is not meant for specialists.

Join us here: https://www.meetup.com/the-toronto-philosophy-meetup/events/288550276/

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