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Rigorous Ethics (part 4): Boris Johnson’s ethics is delusional because it serves him well

In the previous posts in this series I’ve explored the ethical stance that underlines Boris Johnson’s political world-view. The result is harsh, my last conclusion was: “Boris’ position looks bankrupt: it doesn’t work in theory, it doesn’t work in practice

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Rigorous Ethics (part 3): Boris in practice, does it make any sense?

We have seen before how the ethical stance that underlines Boris Johnson’s outlook is firmly grounded on materialistic considerations: competition is universal and can be exploited to improve society. In the previous post I’ve exposed some theoretical weaknesses of this

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Rigorous Ethics (part 2): the conservative Good according to Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson’s speech includes some pretty controversial concepts: it implies that greed is good, that British imperialism was good and can/should be reaffirmed (without guns), and that we should cherish Mrs Thatcher’s legacy, in search for new inspiration. To people

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Rigorous Ethics (part 1): looking at the conservative attitude as defined by Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson gave a speech. That’s old news now: thanks to some diligent preparation he was able to make a point, explain his reasoning and tell us all what he believes is good and why. Meanwhile, I’ve been busy writing

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