As any student of philosophy will tell you, one of the primary ways of engaging with abstract questions is through thought experiments. Would you kill one person to save five? Video games, too, are made up of counterfactual narratives that test the player: here is a scenario, what would you do?
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There was no shortage of information, however, on what needed to be avoided. It is easy, of course, to satirise that Ireland of old, but what came to replace it is also hugely problematic. In recent weeks we have had a relentless and justifiable focus on issues of sexual consent, education, and the need for respect between men and women, but not enough focus on why so many of the warning signals have been ignored for so long.
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The arrival of the illness in Britain in the early s had persuaded ministers by that urgent action was needed to prevent the spread of HIV with an unprecedented public education campaign outlining its dangers and how to prevent infection. With officials warning of up tocases within seven years, the Conservative government was told it needed to issue clear advice on safe sex not only to those in the gay community but to the wider wider public as infections increased. I should have thought it could do immense harm if young teenagers were to read it?
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