Does morality exist

November 10, 2015, 12:52 pm

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The debate "Does morality exist" was started by mace10514 on November 10, 2015, 12:52 pm. By the way, mace10514 is disagreeing with this statement. 36 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 21 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?

2 years, 10 months ago

by that logic if I talk about Pokemon, then Pokemon must exist. just because people talk about something, doesn't prove it's existence.

2 years, 10 months ago

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.

2 years, 10 months ago

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.

4 years, 10 months ago

I'm curious about the rationale for the 4 people who voted that morality does not exist.

4 years, 10 months ago

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.

4 years, 10 months ago

I would definitely say no if the question was "Does universal morality exist?"

4 years, 10 months ago

morality exists but not naturally it is governed by the beliefs of a person and how they live there life

4 years, 10 months ago

Yes it does exist. But it's subjective, it varies per person.

4 years, 10 months ago
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