Earlier, I discussed incest as a moral value that stems from instinct. One might think that it springs, as many of our moral values do, from a societal and intellectual analysis of the risks involved, namely in the form of
One of the first subjects tackled in our taboo subjects class was whether there is such a thing as a ‘moral instinct’. Are all of the taboos that we have the result of purely external societal constructs? Or are some
As I write this, I can just hear my grade falling. In an attempt to (over)compensate for the professorial tendency to give higher marks to those who agree with them, Dersh admits that disagreeing with him might garner higher marks.
I am enrolled in a course entitled Thinking About Taboo Subjects: This course will consider how to think, write and speak about issues that tend to be taboo on university campuses. These include gender, racial, ethnic, cultural and religious differences;