Comment #6710

Forum: Morality and Stuff!
lazarony
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lazarony 30 United States CholericSanguine ESTJ 8w7 503C
Nope, you're pretty spot on. The difference, I suppose, would be between moral pragmatism and ethical pragmatism. While slavery was wrong according to ethical pragmatism, given the economics behind it and the other points you mentioned, for each individual slaveholder, it was very morally pragmatic to have slaves, as individual success was sustainable, even though it may not pass that success onto the future generations, given the lack of sustainability.