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Larry_D'Anna comments on Inseparably Right; or, Joy in the Merely Good - Less Wrong

22 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 09 August 2008 01:00AM

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Comment author: Larry_D'Anna 10 August 2008 01:13:01AM 1 point [-]

Roko: "And, of course, this lack of objectivity leads to problems, because different people will have their own notions of goodness."

Don't forget the psychological unity of mankind. Whatever is in our DNA that makes us care about morality at all is a complex adaptation, so it must be pretty much the same in all of us. That doesn't mean everyone will agree about what is right in particular cases, because they have considered different moral arguments (or in some cases, confused mores with morals), but that-which-responds-to-moral-arguments is the same.