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Is A Person Who Cheats Honestly A Cheat ?


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#1 petrushkagoogol

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:47 AM

To the average person a cheat is dishonest, but to the average cheat he is honest.
 
Folklore honors Robin Hood and Alibaba.
 
They and their ilk are revered in global folklore.
 
They are, to use a cliche, the proverbial bad-*** anti-heroes, who become the guardians of the world.
 
Should we honor them or dishonor them ?  :sherlock: 


#2 LaurieAG

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 06:36 PM

Get hold of a copy of Aristotle's "Ethics" and read it, along with the footnotes (that aren't usually included in scanned PDF's), especially the bit where the translator refers to the difference between 'being a good man and being a good citizen'.