the power of moral language

Moral language represents a qualitatively superior level to ordinary and scientific language. With morality language ceases to be only descriptive but becomes also capable of effecting change in the world. To say “the earth turns around the sun” might get you killed, but the utterance itself does not change you. To say “i/you shouldn’t do that” actually makes you want to do it a little less: it actually changes you. This is the power of moral language.

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