Weighting mans' lives against dogs' How much is a dog's life worth? Less than a human life, obviously, but how much less? Would you kill 1,000 dogs to save one human? A million dogs? Perhaps you're an absolutist, and you'd sacrifice every dog in the world to save one person. But what if you weren't sure how many people you'd save? How many dogs would you euthanize for a 10 percent chance of saving one human?
Sept. 20, 2013 - The Columbian
Frank Luntz in Washington Post There are too many public officials taking an absolutist position when they don't have to,Luntz says. "And they're taking it not because they want to, but because they're scared into doing it."
Yaron Brook in Bloomberg Ayn Rand has a kind of absolutist ethics,Brook said. "She believes in right or wrong, good and evil, but based on secular principles, not religious principles, and I think there's an appeal for that now."
Manuel Rosales in Bloomberg This is how everyone who walks the absolutist and authoritarian road begins, and it ends badly for all of them,Zulia state Governor Manuel Rosales, who won 37 percent of December's presidential vote, said in a televised speech.