Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Morals: morals refers to a more or less coded set of rules, action maxims, duties and prohibitions within a society or group. Most of these rules are unconsciously internalized among the members of the society or group. Their justification and the possible assessment of actions are reflected in ethics and meta ethics. See also values, norms, rights, ethics.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Mayr I 321
Moral/Darwin/Mayr: Darwin nahm ihr den Anspruch auf gottgegebenen Ursprung. "Moralisches Gefühl und Gewissen ist der bedeutungsvollste Unterschied zu den Tieren" (1871).
Da die Menschen aber tierische Vorfahren hatten, musste dieser Unterschied evolutionär erklärt werden. (Keine Saltation). Also musste auch die Moral allmählich entstanden sein.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

E. Mayr
Das ist Biologie Heidelberg 1998

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-23