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I agree with you in that to claim that the ethical choice is "black and white" is to claim that you aren't ever going to face a situation with a conflict in values. To me the ethical person isn't the guy with a hard-fast set of values (actually in many cases it would seem some have only one a single value), but the one who accepts conflict of choice head-on with all the doubt and anxiety that comes with it. Given that as the human condition is is appropriate to expect some consistency, at least in attitude, across one's life; and not a split-apart, compartimentalised approach for each dimension.


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