How should we judge people for their past moral failings?

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The recent allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have further divided the nation.

  • Andrew Khoury
  • The Conversation

Among the questions the case raises are some important ethical ones.

Not least among them is the question of moral responsibility for actions long since passed.

Peta 6fParticularly in light of the #MeToo movement, which has frequently involved the unearthing of decades old wrongdoing, this question has become a pressing one.

As a philosopher, I believe this ethical conundrum involves two issues: one, the question of moral responsibility for an action at the…

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