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Is There Objective Morality?

  1. PhoenixV profile image76
    PhoenixVposted 22 months ago

    Is There Objective Morality?

    Why or why not and what are some ramifications.

  2. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 22 months ago

    If there is no objective morality defined by a higher power, then any morality is acceptable - including one that says killing those you don't like and taking their stuff is fine because you're better than they are.

  3. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
    bradmasterOCcalposted 22 months ago

    Objective and Morality are diametrically in opposition.
    Morality is subjective and it is formed by the culture of the people.
    So it is a sliding scale, and at some point the culture freezes the scale, only to at some time later find a new value.

    Also, one culture might be fine with a moral value, while another culture makes it a criminal offense.

    Objective could then be construed as a position taken without any moral judgement.

  4. Ericdierker profile image55
    Ericdierkerposted 22 months ago

    There is an interesting concept that it is immoral to violate the law. Laws are codified and make certain things right or wrong on an objective level.
    So I wonder if that is not an "objective morality". So if in general it is considered immoral to steal does the writing that down and enforcing it make it objective? Just because I choose not to steal on a moral basis, does not change the fact that it is written down and against the law.

    So I consider there to be objective morality. Does it really matter to me?