Usually some proposes a textbook example: a poor person is hungry, and he steals a piece of bread to stay alive.
Today I want you to see this situation reversed: lets' say that there is a person who is in need of money, and that person have some goods. And to sell those goods he has to lie. So, would it be ethical for that person to lie to sell those goods for earning some money? (Or you would propose something else him to do to earn them?)
Last Edit: Apr 27, 2021 16:30:10 GMT by Eugene 2.0
The Old Testament is full of examples of lying to members of other depraved cultures. But Leviticus 19:11 says "You must not act deceptively or lie to one another.". So one should not lie to members of one's own community under any conditions, but lying to members of depraved cultures is fine. This is the Old Testament view, which I follow, not the Christian or Muslim view. Modern western culture is depraved, so I freely lie to modern scum for money. I do not lie to traditional Christians or Muslims because they are not depraved.
Have no idea. But if we lie to sell, we lie to survive, as you put. So, is wrong to survive? To make money?
Some people I know indirectly have a capacity to sell anything. So, he is wrong to have that capacity? It's based on lies? On partial lies? What make a thing sellable?
So, you notice that the problem is the sell concept. What is to sell? I never ask myself that question. To buy is a clear concept to us? That is a interesting problem.
I must admit that time to time I put a little provocative questions. But surely no for to fight 🙂
No, it's true what I've asked.
I mean that to sell is to use someone's work and it's quite similar to stealing. That's why I can't fully be agree about the sellers. And at the same time in my life I've met dozens of really good sellers.
Ok, I wasn't going to offer the sellers, but I was looking for the answer whether or not the sellers were expropriators the other's work.
Well, the seller have the work of sell. So, because sell isn't a material work, a physical work, it's steal? What about intelectual work? Sell is not a tipe of imaterial work? Work necessarilly needs to be material?