Does one good turn deserve another? Intuitively, when someone does something for me which I perceive as kind and selfless, I feel disposed to perform a similarly "kind" action for that person - more so than for some other person. But, if faced with the choice of selflessly helping person A, who once helped me, or person B, with whom I have no history, is there any ethical reason (other than the possible value of my intuition) why I should help person A? Why should the "good turn" which person A did me yesterday have a legitimate bearing on my ethical decision today?
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