Today's post, (Moral) Truth in Fiction? was originally published on 09 February 2009. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


It is possible to convey moral ideas in a clearer way through fiction than through abstract argument. Stories may also help us get closer to thinking about moral issues in near mode. Don't discount moral arguments just because they're written as fiction.

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