John Corvino: Where Does Morality Come From?

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Are we going to have another 'Who is this guy talking to' conversation, or can we just sort of copy everything from the past couple here instead and pick up where we left off?
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Moral judgements about a certain situations entitles you to act as you see fit. It does not entitle you to tell others how to act. Or punish others or otherwise deny them freedom. We see the world differently sometimes. If you choose to use a book as your guide, fine for you. That doesn't mean I, too, must live by that book.
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I tend to think morality arises from compassion.
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Why do you keep posting this idiot's videos?
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@3 "Moral judgements about a certain situations entitles you to act as you see fit. It does not entitle you to tell others how to act. Or punish others or otherwise deny them freedom."

Are you using "certain" in this construction to indicate that there are moral judgments, say against murder, that would entitle you to tell people to not engage in murder and deny them freedom to do so or perhaps should they have been shown to have done so?

One could argue that the idea that "there is no morality without God", simply acknowledges that each individuals moral compass is calibrated differently, and some small fews are entirely deficient in operation, such that a higher (the highest, in the case of God) authority is needed to justify a common morality. Clearly a lowest common denominator morality would be useless, although one which first removed outliers may be approaching the minimum required for a functioning society.
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Applause!

It's astonishing how similar Corvino's take on morality is to objectivist thoughts on morality:
1. Moral judgement should be passed regularly (and within proper context).
2. Morality is not "a private matter". It's a process that glues society together.
3. Morality is not subjective. There are objective, verifiable rules of morality that always apply in every situation.

I'm gonna have to read into Mr. Corvino's work now. Thanks, Dan, for making this man known to me.