24th May 2024

Reply To: Is Morality Natural? (Year 2)

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I think morality is natural in a sense that we all are born with some hardwired values, as the experiments about morality in babies show. A behaviourist may say that, but a geneticist would say it’s impossible for morality not to be transferred from generation to generation. Culture may be an important factor here, but I believe we are born with some sense of morality, some intuition about what is right and what is wrong. Furthermore, you probably can’t get rid of morality — even sociopaths can tell right from wrong, as it was shown in research, they just act regardless of it.