The danger of moral righteousness was the theme of a Vancouver Sun column. As UBC philosophy professor Paul Russell explains, moral posturing can be used for personal advancement as well as to advance dogma, and he argues that moral values should be balanced by tolerance.
“There is no general right to never be offended, or never be challenged or questioned by opposing views and values,” Russell told the Sun. “Being made to feel uncomfortable is an essential part of being part of a serious and open ethical community.”
This article also appeared in the Ottawa Citizen.