. . . In the real world, situations are not bundled together
with options. In the real world, the act of framing —
the act of describing a situation, and thus of determining
that there's a decision to be made — is itself a moral task.
It's often the moral task. Learning how to recognize what is
and isn't an option is part of our ethical development. . .
In life, the challenge is not so much to figure out
how best to play the game; the challenge is
to figure out what game you're playing.
~ Kwame Anthony Appiah, Experiments in Ethics*
* Quoted in MIT professor Sherry Turkle's most recent book, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (I purchased this book as a gift for my husband, who is an admirer of Turkle's work.)
Biography for Kwame Anthony Appiah
"Sidling up to Difference", On Being Podcast with Kwame Anthony Appiah
"Alive Enough?", On Being Podcast with Sherry Turkle