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Old 09-07-2019, 03:27 AM
Little Nemo is offline
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Originally Posted by Nava View Post
If you define "morality" as we did in my philosophy class, that is, "what is considered acceptable and unacceptable by a specific culture" then the answer is "well, d'uh!"
That's pretty much the way I see it, which is why I was surprised when people disagreed.

My point is that I feel that almost all laws (I'll grant AHunter3's point that there are a few laws which just establish a neutral standard) can be traced back to a moral belief. Laws don't originate from some objective rational proof that an action should be illegal; if they did, then every society would have the same set of laws just as every society shares the same mathematics or chemistry. Laws originate from a moral belief that doing something is wrong; laws differ from place to place or from past to present because moral beliefs change.