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Two sisters from a Muslim family attend the same college. The older one starts dating a non-Muslim boy she meets in class. The younger sister is angry because she wants her parents to arrange her own marriage with a boy from their Orthodox Muslim community. If the community finds out that the older sister is dating, especially a non-Muslim, it will hurt the family's reputation and make it difficult for the younger sister to marry. The older sister refuses to stop dating her classmate.
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> > Reason for doing
In Candace Vogler's most recent and ambitious work, the associate professor in philosophy set out to publish her 1994 dissertation on practical reason-reason directed toward action or policy-but ended up refuting her earlier work.
Her new book, Reasonably Vicious, due from Harvard University Press in November, became a limited defense of the "standard view" of practical reason-a theory that was popular dissertation fodder when Vogler studied philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh because, she says, it was ripe for hole finding.
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