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4. Tuesday, September 28, 2010

4. Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - RLG224 Tuesday October 5...

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RLG224 - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 Thomas Merton: - Eichmann, and many of the administrators and soldiers were sane How is it that we develop into moral beings? A three year old as a delightful being, but unable to make moral judgements Three stages of moral development, and we must go through these stages to be mature moral beings: (1) childhood: they are egocentric, personal gratification - if it hurts me its bad, if it feels good its good punishment/ obedience orientation - you train the child to see what is right and wrong you scratch my back and i’ll scratch yours (2) after the age of 5/6, or the age of reason: children begin to understand the logic of certain positions and develop conventional morality a good girl doesn’t do that, a nice boy doesn’t do that this pleases others, and demands a certain loyalty to family and friends respect authority without any questions (3) post conventional and moral development: autonomous morality continues to develop
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