"Drinking, Texting, and Moral Arguments from Analogy"

Think 16 (45):15-26 (2017)

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Jason Swartwood
Saint Paul College
Abstract
In this dialogue, I illustrate why moral arguments from analogy are a valuable part of moral reasoning by considering how texting while driving is, morally speaking, no different than drunk driving.
Keywords Argument from analogy  Applied ethics  Drunk driving  Text messaging  Moral arguments  Casuistry
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DOI 10.1017/S1477175616000312
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