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  • No. Ethics is subjective, morality is not.
  • Of course it is. Some people think having sex with multiple people at once is fine, others however do not. Just like everyone has thier own value system. Some place the most value in their families, and others place the most value on posessions.
  • Morality is subjective,in it's nature.It involves judgement based on ones belief system.It is not objective for objectivity requires a set of perimeters that remain consistent.Since everyones view of morality is different it is only subjective.
  • Is genocide always wrong? Are you opposed to what the Nazis did to minorities? Would you ever kill an innocent person? Do you believe that answers to these questions are culturally dependant? Do you believe that nobody is right or wrong when answering these questions?
  • Truly tis so.. which is why it is spelled out for us.
  • Morality in its most objective form is still subjective. This is because morality can only be seen through the perception of a persons reality, it is not something that is tangible, its a concept that humans contrived in order to structure our actions. Making morality subjective has the tendency to make it seem irrelevant, as if morality is something that any one of us can simply come up with at any whim. While this is absolutely true, there can still be a morality that is almost a sort of law. In order for morality to be credible, it has to have suitable justification. There has to be a negative consequence for doing the opposite of morality, and a positive consequence or at least a continued state of harmony for staying along the path of morality. Having thus been said, I posit that morality is simply that which creates harmony. Harmony in that anything that creates Chaos we deem to be evil and anything that creates harmony we deem good. Therefore I use the words good and harmony interchangably. Any action that creates more harmony, and makes it easier for us to live in harmony, is a moral act. This is also applicable to altruism, in that when we commit a truly altruistic action, we are simply making the world more harmonic for the person we are helping. When we help the old lady shovel the snow off her driveway, we are helping her therefore helping her live more at peace and harmony, making it a truly moralistic act. After having said all this, I say that morality is completely irrelevant. Why? Because what does it matter, in the grander scheme of things, whether or not we do good or bad? Whether morals actually work or not? Well... I believe that if we had 0 morals we would be in chaos and quite possibly we would fall off the face of the earth, what with all our nuclear capabilities. Even so, morality is irrelevant because of our concept of good. I believe that because good is a subjective idea, it is irrelevant as well. For something to be relevant, it has to be objective, in that if 2+2 stops equaling 4, the universe falls apart, whereas if morality falls apart, the human race falls apart, but the universe continues to exist and work. We as a species, may die out, but the planet earth, will continue to exist. It is a selfish act to believe that we are of any relevance to the universe, when in actuality, we are quite insignificant. Even so, if we have any interest in survival, and order, we must have morality. As such, I believe that the perfect being is that which has perfect morality, but not in that they are capable of following morals without understanding their concept. Rather a person who sees evil and recognizes their benefits, and still choses good. A person like that is a perfect person, which is why Ghandi was such an amazing man. The playing field may not be equal in reality, evil does exist, and to pretend otherwise is foolish, but the man who dares to be moral regardless, is a man well worth respecting. And now im done ^^.
  • sure - there are some things that i wouldnt do that you probably would
  • Morality is very subjective. Would you kill one innocent to save a million? I don't know your response, but, "the greater good" is a moral idea many fail to capture.
  • No, if morality was subjective then anyone could just make up any morals they want.
  • I would say morality is situational. In that sense, it appears on first observation to be subjective. But I would argue that all moralities are derived from an objective moral code. So, to answer, no.
  • Yes, morality MUST be truly subjective, as there is no universal moral code. If there is, where would it derive it's power from, let's imagine you say God, I then ask you would you not agree that a person's faith choice, or choice for lack of faith is individual and subjective? Would you not also agree that, when choosing a religion, and hence choosing a morality, they are making a subjective choice? If so, how then is morality anything more than a series of subjective choices, making it in and of itself, subjective? If you can choose morality, regardless of whether it's a strict code such as Catholic morality or your own interpretation based on atheistic beliefs, then it is a subjective choice, regardless of any objectivity within the moral code you have subjectively chosen.
  • When two or more people live in the same area they have to adopt some rules about who does what to whom. Any such rule is called a mor
    • Jewels Vern
      When two or more people live in the same area they have to adopt some rules about who does what to whom. Any such rule is called a more, pronounced "mor-ay". The adjective form is moral, and the habit of following mores is morality. Mores do not have to be right, only accepted. Another group on the other side of the river might have very different mores. (Accents removed because the software can't handle them.)
    • Stepper is in the bag
      No. Morality is intimately connected to the external world, and refers to events and states of affairs therein. It is very much objective.
    • Stepper is in the bag
      My apologies...was mean to be an answer, not a comment.
  • No. Morality is intimately connected to the external world, and refers to events and states of affairs therein. It is very much objective.

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