>>61770308>There isn't a 'rightness' emotion.
I didn't say there is, just that there's an instinctive drive to imitate other people which leads you to also copy whatever moral code they're exhibiting through deeds.>We come to conclusions on certain moral beliefs, and we act based upon them out of values.
Most of the time your behavior is dictated by habits, good or bad, because you don't have the raw processing power nor need to make every decision consciously.
But even when it isn't, where do your values come from? Why, from the surrounding society (where "surrounding" is _very_ loose due to our communication technology).
If you are saying that morality stems from emotion, then you imply in the same breath that immorality stems from either logic, or lack of emotion.
I'm not, I'm saying that action stems mostly from habits which in turn stem from internalized peer pressure.
Either logic or emotion can lead one to actions an observer might consider moral, or immoral.
Morality (or immorality) is an attribute of human action, it can stem from anything that can lead to such action.>Contrast to my statement- morality stems from logic, which implies that immorality stems from irrationality, a sentiment I fully agree with.
What if I use logic to more efficiently prey on my fellow man and future generations, calculating that I'll be long gone by the time, say, the full effects of global warming hit or my victims find the nerve to talk (or the bodies are found)? I'm being logical but hardly moral.
Logic can tell you what the consequences of an action are, but it can't make you care about them. If you don't have the social instincts to do so, it'll simply make you a clever sociopath. It's empathy - the sense of connections between you and others, that the rest of the universe is in some sense a part of you - which is the true basis of morality.