What are you going to teach me about right and wrong? I know what is wrong. I have done wrong. I am told every day, by every face I see, every wall I face, that I am wrong.

Damon Horowitz

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“Philosophy in Prison.” TED2011. March 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Philosophy in Prison." TED2011. March 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from philosopher Damon Horowitz's 2011 TED Talk about teaching philosophy to prisoners. In this quote, Horowitz is sharing with the audience something one of his philosophy students said to him. The student challenged Horowitz, asking him what he could teach him about morality when society has already condemned him as being immoral because of his crimes. Horowitz let this confrontation be the start of a meaningful conversation between himself and the student. Watch the full TED Talk here: Damon Horowitz: Philosophy in Prison