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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Mon Feb 26, 2018, 11:58 AM

1. Ideals as goals?

I substituted “goal” for every “ideal” in your post and it made just as much sense, but perhaps “ideal” carries a moral imperative that “goal” does not. I could have the goal of killing kittens, but my conscience and character would never permit me to say there is anything ideal about doing so. I guess I think of “ideal” as an adjective more than a noun.

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