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Would you take a morality pill?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by NickMordo, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member


    This should be interesting 8)
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    They don't make a pill strong enough for me to suddenly get morals.
  3. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

  4. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Regardless of anyone's answer, this is fascinating stuff.
  5. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Robert Nozick would say that we would always choose free will. I tend to agree with him.
  6. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Great read. Of course, I liked this reference:

    I don't think morality can be attributed to brain chemicals. It's a cultural thing that is learned (or not learned/ignored).
  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't choosing to take the pill be an example of choosing free will?
  8. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Morality is a meme, like belief in god.
    That would be meme in the real sense, not the Internet sense.
  9. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    And to follow up ... suppose someone who "should" take such a pill chose not to. Would society at large be justified in forcing that individual to take the pill?
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I think that's the trickier question.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member


    He will choose Freewill.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  12. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Mileage may vary depending on, like, how moral you are.
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