One of the great philosophical debates (and the first thing you learn in any Intro to Philosophy class) is about deontological vs. utilitarian morality: Are “right” and “wrong” a result of certain actions being inherently right or wrong (killing and stealing are wrong in principle) or is it determined based on the consequences of those actions (killing and stealing are wrong because of the harm they do to others)? 500 more words
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I have been compelled recently to thoroughly consider another moral explanation, aside from ‘The Moral Landscape’. It is called Contractarianism. And it resonates strongly with something I have recently been arguing and investigating: that an open rational discussion is a method of understanding morality. 992 more words
Morality is not religious, nor is religion moral.
In a modern political landscape that is plagued by religious conflicts that are as destructive and tragic as they are petty to the grand scheme of humanity, so little concern is given to dissociating the ideas of morality and religion. 2,446 more words