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History[ edit ] The phrase "two wrongs infer one right" appears in a poem dated topublished in The London Magazine. My employer cheats on their taxes.
If Speaker B believes in the maxim "the law should be followed," then his unstated premise is that breaking the law or the wrong is justified, as long as the other party also does so. Yet if Speaker B believes the maxim "it is acceptable to break the law to wrong those who also break the law" he is committing no logical fallacy.
From the conversation above, it is impossible to know which Speaker B believes. This fallacy is often used as a red herringor an attempt to change or distract from the issue. President Williams lied in his testimony to Congress.
He should not do that. But you are ignoring the fact that President Roberts lied in his Congressional testimony! Even if President Roberts lied in his Congressional testimony, this does not establish a precedent that makes it acceptable for President Williams to do so as well.
At best, it means Williams is no worse than Roberts. By invoking the fallacy, the contested issue of lying is ignored.
The tu quoque fallacy is a specific type of "two wrongs make a right". Accusing another of not practicing what they preachwhile appropriate in some situations, does not in itself invalidate an action or statement that is perceived as contradictory.
Criticism[ edit ] Common use of the term, in the realm of business ethicshas been criticized by scholar Gregory S. Kavka writing in the Journal of Business Ethics.
Kavka refers back to philosophical concepts of retribution by Thomas Hobbes. He states that if something supposedly held up as a moral standard or common social rule is violated enough in society, then an individual or group within society can break that standard or rule as well since this keeps them from being unfairly disadvantaged.
As well, in specific circumstances violations of social rules can be defensible if done as direct responses to other violations. He also states that one should be careful not to use this ambiguity as an excuse recklessly to violate ethical rules.
Thus, people who do the same wrongs in the future should rationally expect to get away as well. Lasky uses as an analogy the situation between John F.Two Wrongs Make a Right. please help meee. login to reply -1 votes.
Reply To Comment working Bo Bennett, PhD. Just because she wronged me, does not make it rationally justifiable that I wrong her. Two wrongs do not make a right.
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Its antithesis, "two wrongs don't make a right", is a proverb used to rebuke or renounce wrongful conduct as a response to another's transgression. Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right? David Todd Eng. Arnett Essay #5 The question of whether capital punishment is right or wrong is a truly tough choice to make.
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