The Origin of Morality Matters

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Re: The Origin of Morality Matters

Postby Zero_Sum » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:35 am

The origins of morality and ethics doesn't matter, the only thing that matters is the practical purpose of maintaining social order which is why despite the cloudy obscure origins of human morality it persists even in its imperfect form because a world without some kind of human moral or ethical intervention by the state would quickly become hell on earth as human beings would devour each other until not a single human being would be left on this earth. Human beings would very quickly self cannibalize each other.

Human beings are naturally amoral which is why it was necessary to create morals and ethics to begin with historically in order to restrain that amoral instinctual primitive behavioral impulse. Human civilization wouldn't be able to exist without morality, ethics, and a code of law. Because human beings are naturally amoral is the very reason human created morality or ethics will always be imperfect [flawed with errors] to some degree.

That's why morality and ethics is necessary where it becomes equally necessary to rule over human beings with an iron rod to keep themselves from totally destroying each other.

Pragmatism and utilitarianism triumphs over nihilism, that's why nobody takes moral nihilists seriously.
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Re: The Origin of Morality Matters

Postby Mowk » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:22 am

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Re: The Origin of Morality Matters

Postby xzc » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:07 am

The fact that I don't have superhuman strength and can't fly matters when considering whether I really ought to save an airplane full of people crashing into the ground. Normative statements govern the behavior of human beings, so if these statements are any good, they better be constrained by what human beings can and can't do. After all, where there is a "can't," there can't be an "ought."
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