15 Moral Development

Morality imposes value judgments good vs bad on

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Unformatted text preview: for our own outcomes But also for the outcomes of others Morality is not a necessary byproduct of human raDonality “Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destrucDon of the whole world to the scratching of my finger.” Morality imposes value judgments – “good” vs. “bad” - on facts, events, behaviors Most of us agree these things are bad under normal circumstances •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Murder Rape TheT CheaDng (e.g., on a test) Having sex with a friend’s partner CheaDng on your partner Ruining another person’s reputaDon Causing harm without cause We disagree about other cases •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Drinking Consuming drugs Having sex with relaDves (e.g., cousins) Homosexuality AborDon Euthanasia TaxaDon of rich to support social programs Necessity of war Death penalty Etc. Where do moral...
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