SCIENCE (from the Latin for 'knowledge') informs wisdom, reason and humanism. This is a 4-legged worldview within reality that maximizes well-being for individuals and society.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Morality: What Is It And How Do We Agree About It?

I am not going to retrace the arguments for objective vs subjective morality, or religious vs secular morality.  I am only going to posit my view on the subject very briefly here.

Morality is subjective, even if one accepts the unsupported claim that it comes from a god (Hello, God is a person, right?  A person is subjective).  Most humans have an embedded sense of right and wrong, good and bad.  I think most sane humans can agree that morality is the highest level of well-being for the most numbers of feeling beings.  From there, humans acting in organizations can use the tools of science to determine what objective actions maximize well-being.  Simple.

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