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From the Ted Talk by Damon Horowitz: Philosophy in prison

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So I say to Tony, "Sorry, but it's wsroe than you think. You think you know right and wrong? Then can you tell me what wrnog is? No, don't just give me an example. I want to know about wrongness itself, the idea of wrong. What is that idea? What makes something wrong? How do we know that it's wrong? Maybe you and I dsraigee. Maybe one of us is wrong about the wrong. Maybe it's you, maybe it's me — but we're not here to trade opinions; everyone's got an opinion. We are here for knowledge. Our enemy is thoughtlessness. This is philosophy."

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So I say to Tony, "Sorry, but it's _____ than you think. You think you know right and wrong? Then can you tell me what _____ is? No, don't just give me an example. I want to know about wrongness itself, the idea of wrong. What is that idea? What makes something wrong? How do we know that it's wrong? Maybe you and I ________. Maybe one of us is wrong about the wrong. Maybe it's you, maybe it's me — but we're not here to trade opinions; everyone's got an opinion. We are here for knowledge. Our enemy is thoughtlessness. This is philosophy."

Solution

  1. disagree
  2. wrong
  3. worse

Original Text

So I say to Tony, "Sorry, but it's worse than you think. You think you know right and wrong? Then can you tell me what wrong is? No, don't just give me an example. I want to know about wrongness itself, the idea of wrong. What is that idea? What makes something wrong? How do we know that it's wrong? Maybe you and I disagree. Maybe one of us is wrong about the wrong. Maybe it's you, maybe it's me — but we're not here to trade opinions; everyone's got an opinion. We are here for knowledge. Our enemy is thoughtlessness. This is philosophy."

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  1. disagree
  2. enemy
  3. give
  4. idea
  5. knowledge
  6. opinion
  7. philosophy
  8. thoughtlessness
  9. tony
  10. trade
  11. worse
  12. wrong
  13. wrongness