07
Jul
11

Quote of the day, neologism-of-the-year edition

Here’s Robin Hanson on a compound noun that my vocabulary desperately needs:

Let us call a stimuli “morality porn” if it gives people a strong desire to act morally, and a feeling of satisfaction of that desire, but without their actually acting morally. It seems an especially bad idea for people to feel moral, without actually acting moral.

[…]

I’m not saying all porn is bad, or even that any porn is bad. But if I was going to worry about some sort of porn, I’d worry most about morality porn.

He rather conspicuously refrains from using the Casey Anthony and DSK trials as examples.

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