6855Re: [sl] The Nature of Morality
- Oct 11, 2006mikebispham@... wrote:
> In a message dated 11/10/06 02:59:44 GMT Daylight Time,Thanks, Mike, I'll take a look.
> danw@... writes:
> In arguing about ethical relativism with Einar I have been saying
> morality is genetically based in human beings. Here is a
> development of
> that idea. Some of the framework is taken from Jonathan Haidt’s
> work on
> the social pschology of morality.
> You'd like Matt Ridley Dan. He explores this stuff from an
> evolutiory perspective. look up The Evolutionary Origins of Morality.
> Part of the value of this perspective is its explanatory power in
> describing the evolutionary values and mechanisms of
> the mono-mythological belief-systems that empower the elites. A
> predisposion to belief in the gods is seen to be provide
> as evolutionary advantage. The stories are social necessities.
> Of course I think we (Europeans) have transcended the need for a
> common mythology by replacing it with a common empirical rationality.
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