Single Idea 7067

[catalogued under 24. Applied Ethics / A. Decision Conflicts / 1. Applied Ethics]

Full Idea

Food first, then ethics.

Gist of Idea

Food first, then ethics


Simon Critchley (Continental Philosophy - V. Short Intro [2001], 8857)

Book Reference

Critchley,Simon: 'Continental Philosophy - Very Short Intro' [OUP 2001], p.6

A Reaction

This is not a dismissal of philosophy, but a key fact which ethical philosophers must face up to. See Mr Doolittle's speech in Shaw's 'Pygmalion. It connects to the debate c.1610 about whether one is entitled to grab someone's plank to avoid drowning.