A disgusting moral position

I’ve always found it slightly bemusing when people talk about morals because I find it difficult to put my finger on what they actually are. Occasionally they seem simply to be a method for avoiding giving a meaningful reason for a line of thinking. Here Paul Bloom outlines a psychological argument that relates morals to disgust. As the author acknowledges, this is not a precise parallel, but it does provide some useful insights.

[From The Guardian]

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Published: 26 July 2004

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