Behaviour is Considered More Moral the More Common it is


From Medical Xpress: New research demonstrates that our view of selfish and altruistic behaviors is dependent upon how common they are; we are more likely to tolerate selfish behavior if we perceive it as common. This idea is based on flawed logic that confuses facts and statistics with moral values.

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  1. Yep. Some virtues are hip and trendy. Ditto for vices.

    Racism is out for example. But just a few decades ago it was all the rage. Now “sanism” and ablism are.

    Psychiatric “illnesses” consist in part of “symptoms” which are unpopular vices–and often virtues too.