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NewAmerica

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Mandarin
Does "similarly placed" mean "placed in the similar situation"?

Thanks in advance

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When we believe that something is factually true or morally good, we also believe that another person, similarly placed, should share our belief. This seems unlikely to change. In chapter 3, we will see that both the logical and neurological properties of belief further suggest that the divide between facts and values is illusory.

-Sam Harris (The Moral Landscape Page 16)
 
  • Barque

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    Tamil
    You could but "similarly placed" is pretty much a set phrase. "Positioned" sounds more specific to my ears than "placed".
     

    Barque

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    Tamil
    It'd be understandable but sounds awkward.

    So does "located". But "situated" might work. (Just in case you were going to ask.:))
     

    NewAmerica

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    Mandarin
    It'd be understandable but sounds awkward.

    So does "located". But "situated" might work. (Just in case you were going to ask.:))
    That is why ESL is so hard to learn. I don't want to know why "similarly put" is awkward. Because it would make this thread like an odyssey.
     
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