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The parable of the flute

How do we decide what is morally right and wrong? Professor Adrian Martin discusses this question using Amartya Sen's parable of the flute.

How do we decide whether something is morally right or wrong?

As you might expect, there are no easy answers to the question of ‘what is the just thing to do?’

In this video, Adrian walks us through a scenario to make us think a bit deeper on this subject. The scenario is based on Amartya Sen’s parable of the flute which is found in his 2009 book called ‘The Idea of Justice’.

In the comments section, share your initial thoughts on the Parable of the Flute. We will return to thinking about this parable at the end of this week’s teaching.

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