Saturday, August 25, 2007

Sayings and Aphorisms, #8

Suspension of disbelief is the foundation of ethics.

7 comments:

"Brian" said...

Suspension of disbelief is not the foundation of ethics.

Casey said...

Haha...

Wishydig said...

hmmm...I'm not sure how I feel about these statements.

"Brian" said...

I was just testing it based on an earlier discussion about 50/50 being the only "True" aphorism. But it could easily be misunderstood as sarcasm. If I still had a blog right now, I'd right about Sarcasm and it's relationship to Truth.

"Brian" said...

Oh my God. I accidentally typed "right" instead of "write."

Monica said...

But is it a "willing" suspension of disbelief? Or is there some coercion involved? If so, is that ethical?

Casey said...

Raising an intriguing point, Monica: Can one's beliefs be coerced? Many of the saints and martyrs would say no, and many an anonymous weakling would say yes.

I'd probably say yes, but secretly try to think no.