From: Brett Paatsch (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jun 17 2003 - 05:24:44 MDT
Dan Fabulich writes:
> In particular, I consider it a fact of ethical logic that,
> for any X, we shouldn't believe the claim *:
> (*) Although X is false, we should believe X anyway.
What about where X = "This drug will relieve your illness"
(1) The drug is a placebo and no real medication is available.
(2) 40% of patients with the particular illness have improved
as a result of the placebo effect in the past.
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