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Lord of the Flies - Are humans born with morals or does society set it upon us? Showing 1-50 of 59

Thats an interesting side argument as well. The commandments say thou shall not covet thy neighbors goods which means not to steal. However, I believe it is okay to steal for the greater good. If you live in a village and your neighbor had plenty of cattle, and so do you, you shouldnt steal any. But if you and the whole village is dying of starvation, it would be best to steal some cattle (assuming the owner refuses to let anyone have any).

Back to the original question, I believe humans are born with morals. Society may influence those morals, but even societies that have made people have certain morals have still been objected to, because people have their own general sense of right and wrong even if (as I said) that sense can be altered by society.
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Margarita Jun 05, PM I think that humans are not born with morals. I think society is what keeps us from killing one another. This question can never be answered definitively because we don't have a population of humans who are not born and raised in some kind of society. And, too, the question of what is morality? Not all questions that some of us regard as moral are considered to be moral questions by all other humans. With respect to the children in Lord of the Flies, is it worth considering that these were not newborns, but boys who had been raised in Britain? Maybe in public schools?

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Yale Psychology Professor Paul Bloom finds the origins of morality in infants argues Yale psychologist Paul Bloom: It is something we are all born with. that morality has a genetic component has little to do with human.
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Welcome sign in sign up. According to a prominent tradition of Western thinking, morality is a thin overlay covering human savagery. Human beings are bestial by nature and ethical codes are curbs on their brutish instincts that enable them to live together in relative peace. Morality is a restraint on natural human behavior. At the same time it is believed to be uniquely human. Only humans possess the intellectual powers that are needed to repress natural impulses, and so only they can be moral.

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  1. For centuries, great thinkers and philosophers like John Locke and scientist Stephen Pinker have debated whether or not humans are born with.

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