The debate "Does morality exist" was started by
November 10, 2015, 12:52 pm.
By the way, mace10514 is disagreeing with this statement.
35 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 8 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
bearunter posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
Sosocratese posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
Alex, Apollo8, AnnaRrei, Dysfunctional, bearunter, PsychDave, MylifeisaJoke, Yuki_Amayane, zoeclare7, SweetAngel, Lane, Rokai, Kaifala76, Nemiroff, soccer19 and 20 visitors agree.
mace10514, Sosocratese and 6 visitors disagree.
technicly pokemon does exist. it is within our imagination. so becuase we are able to make a debate topic over morality, it exists, one way or another. are you saying morality doesnt exist?
by that logic if I talk about Pokemon, then Pokemon must exist. just because people talk about something, doesn't prove it's existence.
If good, bad, right, wrong, just, unjust, or human moral values exist, then morality exists. there is debate over if morality is objective or subjective, but if actual morality even exists, it must be objective. but thats a whole nother topic. but yes morality exists. the fact that we are even talking about morality proves its own existance.
I'll argue that moral nihilism exists and that the question of right and wrong is irrelevant.
The argument for nihilism is a negation of moral values. According to the nihilists, right and wrong value statements are arbitrarily assigned based on preference and self interest rather than some standard. Even subjective moral theories rely on some standard formula by which we assign moral values. Both objective/universal and subjective morality theories produce internally conflicting moral statements at times or become so complicated that they become unusable in the real world. Moral nihilism simplifies all this by giving us permission to be morally inconsistent.
I'm curious about the rationale for the 4 people who voted that morality does not exist.
Some people believe in universal morality, others subjective morality, but I have never met someone who did not believe in morality at all.
If you consider rape and/or murder bad, you believe in morality.
I would definitely say no if the question was "Does universal morality exist?"
morality exists but not naturally it is governed by the beliefs of a person and how they live there life
Yes it does exist. But it's subjective, it varies per person.