How do I know what is morally right and morally wrong?

How we come to know what is right and wrong is a question that is addressed in the branch of Philosophy known as, Epistemology. What’s epistemology? See one my previous posts on the matter.

There are differing opinions of how we come to know what is right and wrong.

One view of how we come to know what is right and wrong is through our senses and experience. The idea is that from our experience we can see what is right and wrong. In other words, kids or babies would not know what right and wrong yet because they have not experienced the world to a large extent.

Another views is that we know what is right and wrong from reason. Our reason comes to know what is right and wrong. Without reason, we couldn’t come to know what’s right and wrong. So on this view, animals and babies can not know what is right and wrong because they don’t have the faculties to reason.

Along with reason, there’s a view that we come to know what is right and wrong from our intuitions. Our intuitions are innate capacities that tell us what is right and wrong, regardless if we are aware that we have these intuitions.

Furthermore, another stance is that we come to know what’s right and wrong from religion. In these cases, we have to have God divinely reveal what’s right and wrong in order for us to know what is right and wrong.

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