JennaW Posted April 17, 2006 Share Posted April 17, 2006 From my own observations, I have perceived that one of the most poisonous moral postures is a false dichotomy (and it really is one) where a person believes that admitting the existence of a moral gray situation results in destroying the black and white - and vice-versa. It doesn't. Some things in life are meant to be extreme. Others go way out of whack when you take them to the extreme because they don't belong there. They belong in the middle. You also ruin an extreme by putting it in the middle.Now to stretch this metaphor, moral events don't fall simply into a dichotomy with in-between (black/white or a blend of the two). There is a mix of many more elements. How about something that is morally orange, or morally light blue or morally dark brown? Is the issue A or is it B or is it in between? How about none of the above? How about over in left field somewhere?That was awesome, MSK! I have had the same thoughts within the past months on this. What do I analogize this to? Photography (I have a degree in it). An Ansel Adams photograph is not all black/white. You'd only see blobs. Nor is it all grey. You'd see shades of gray and no contrast. What it really contains is BOTH.A color photograph contains all of that, and more. There is such a thing as balance in photography--- color balance and constrast balance. These are used so that the photograph doesn't look too Technicolor, flat, blobby, blurry, etc. It is a balance.I'm going to write something on it. I'm writing it in my head currently... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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