13 thoughts on “I'd say so :)  But it also depends on what you're reading – as the article…

  1. In applied ethics, exposing people to more broad experiences gives them better perspective with which to make moral decisions.  Books help to do that, too, though I'm inclined to believe the kinds of people that read books with ethical dilemmas are the kind of people that are already thinking ethically.

    That said, just thinking about ethics and ethical situations doesn't seem to have much of a permanent effect.  (See: http://schwitzsplinters.blogspot.ca/2012/04/on-whether-job-of-ethicist-is-only-to.html )

  2. I always say reading is food for thought, Tyrion Lannister said something similar about books being whetstones for the mind. And of course there are burgers and more sophisticated food. You want a little of both.

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