Do you find people tending to misunderstand what morality means?

Posted by: reece

People often think morality is what's right/good. Although morality is meant to be the d̲i̲s̲t̲i̲n̲c̲t̲i̲o̲n̲ of good and bad, right and wrong.

  • Yes. I come across them all the time.

  • No, I haven't noticed.

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MasturDbtor says2016-11-11T17:30:32.6422530Z
Sorry but you're wrong. Morality can mean either of those things. Morality as in what actually is right and wrong is called normative morality. Morality as in what people believe about right and wrong is called descriptive morality.
reece says2016-11-11T17:57:37.4537399Z
Can you put "morality" in a sentence normatively?
reece says2016-11-11T18:00:09.2583130Z
Wouldn't normative morality be split into what is moral and immoral?
JudgeSchreber says2016-12-07T23:45:15.7750439Z
Is this a question concerning consequentialist ethics versus deontological decision-making? If so, I'd stick to deontology as a moralistic determinant whereas 'normative morality' probably wouldn't be a thing (from a standpoint valuing moral relativism) and commonly-accepted societal values would be determined by a preexisting ethical framework.
reece says2016-12-08T01:18:23.9329931Z
No, this is about the word 'morality' itself: how it's defined and used.

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