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Shahid asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 2 years ago

Do we humans have true or innate moral sense and capacity?


Is not quite likely that someone who has done something wrong, immoral or bad, something criminal, would choose to commit a greater crime to cover it up instead of being caught and hence face justice?

Update 2:

Curtis Edward Clark - does it not the same, the motive behind one's morality being the fear of getting caught. This time by the natural law of human nature, i.e. that we feel like doing onto the ones what they did to us. Where if I could hide whatever bad I might have done onto some, for instance by killing someone I just harmed, then the chance of reprisal would be eliminated.

Update 3:

All that - makes a valid point. Our innate ability to love each other is the fundamental motive for us to be good and moral. But does love not make us jealous, rebellious, and prejudiced against the ones we do not love. Unless that love is somewhat religious in nature, a kind of divine love or love of God. And we are into religion, of which there are many in existence.

Update 4:

elj2017c - this is what All that needs to read

13 Answers

  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Morality is a concept that came about due to of the advent of society. People needed to abide by a code that would enable them to coexist in one another's company. Could a human being living in isolation as the sole inhabitant of a desert island commit immoral acts? Well, he could poison the springs on the island, accuse an innocent man in a posthumous manifesto, things of that nature. Before the concepts of society, God or morality existed, doing something immoral merely meant to do something that was unnecessary just for the fact that one could. Killing in combat doesn't require defilement of the corpse. If you think about it, when people used to encounter strangers prior to the advent of language, our animal instincts were "better safe than sorry." But with the formation of societies, man became able to outsource his protection to an authoritative body. People reared in societies with different concepts of ownership obviously interpret the act of theft differently. And so on.

  • 2 years ago

    Yes, I believe we humans are hard-wired for empathy which, after all, is a basis for much of what we call morality. Take a look at Pinker's book "The Blank Slate" for interesting discussions.

  • 2 years ago


    we heard you found somebody and we heard they make you happy we hope your dreams they all are real

  • Raja
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    All creatures including human beings are not natural but unnatural beings. All creatures including human beings are ruled by spirits. Spirits are also unnatural beings but their lifetime, if what they have said is true, is approximately 500 years. God is a mystery even to spirits. I have discovered this truth while I was conversing with them. Spirits are separate elements. A human being doesn't have a spiritual body. A human being during his/her lifetime is living with many spirits which have joined one by one since birth. They are knowledge, skills, feelings, emotions, interests and everything. Even thoughts are not your own. For example, when you want to take a decision on a subject, one after another the spirits think and you just listen, choose or reject the ideas which they transmit to your mind through your brain in the form of thoughts. Brain is just a media to connect the spirits to your mind. A mind is just a computer's mind. After the destruction of a computer completely you will not get it's mind. The same is the case with the human beings. Soul is nothing but an energy needed for the functionality of a body. It is not a spirit or anything else. After death all spirits which accompanied a person quit and go to different places searching new bodies. No one lives in any form after death. All human beings are just robots made of flesh and bones and toys of the spirits for their games.

    For everything God has to create the spirits. The longtime experience with the human beings had made God to create new spirits and he is creating new spirits even now. The possession of these spirits are the reason for new developments on this earth. The moral, discipline, all rules and regulations and all intelligence have come from God.

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  • 2 years ago

    We learn a lot more of it.

    And sensitivity to learning may be one key to help along with another key marked "maturing".

    Ironically enough I read very recently that the millennial generation are known apparently for

    being the VERY First to be more sensitive that any existing generation. Even though that (that)

    is reasonably far-fetched I was reasonably impressed with the arguments that came along with

    the idea of a super-sensitive-generation of people.

    And I think that such early learning of this type & to such a typical generation is much better for

    the learning of right or wrong say compared to teaching anyone some rule or so & then waiting

    fruitlessly for them to realise by their mistakes that what they learned before (earlier) was

    something valuable (valuable like CEC's cavemen learning..).

    Source(s): objective focussed morality (E.g. an Aim / aims AND a method....where in this case question we have the Aim which is a right or a wrong moral sense & a method (= a capacity to do something)
  • 2 years ago

    The human mind is endowed with particular instincts, which can be conditioned to responded to certain things. Lewin's idea is that we avoid and approach things with affection making motion or volition within vectors of space. The impulses are conditioned by the environment, according to behaviorism. These conditioned reactions, form in our minds ideas of particular behaviors being good or bad, giving us a moral sense.

  • I do not believe that. I believe instead people are born with certain sensitivities which they may use to form a morality. Or anything else which forms our human world.

    We do not have a complete moral system when we are born. We have very simple ideas which as we grow older we reevaluate and substitute for better designs/ideas. Ideas who’s complexity matches this world.

    I do not believe we are tainted with preconceptions when we are born. We just learn that there might be something to call ‘morality’ and that it has a function in our world. We have the sensitivity to create our own ideas.

  • 2 years ago

    Yes we do, and it begins with self. Say that you are a caveman. You don’t let another caveman takeaway the rights you know you were born with. So the caveman treats his people with the same respect he has for himself. He does not do to them because he know then he gives them permission to do to him.

    And everything else no matter how complicated it can be solved with the same thinking.

  • 2 years ago

    Yes, but it has to be awakened, the way puberty is awakened by certain hormonal changes at that age. With morality, it is awakened by love with other people. (so-called self-love, or religious love doesn't work for that). So unloved children don't get it. It can be awakened later in life, but it's less likely with every passing year unless/until that person finally finds love. Not some silly Hollywood kind of love either, just solid, parent-to-child, or authentic romantic love, even a group of close friends.

  • 2 years ago

    hahahahahahahahahaha. They have no idea how individual brains works. Each one is made different from time the cells start duplicating themselves to create it so you tell me.

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