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Is morality is a Social Function (Construction)? This would imply that there is no such thing as REAL morality only the morality that society forces us to follow (both consciously and unconsciously).

Use examples to explain your case. [ WARNING: If you do agree with this statement, which you most certainly have a right to, remember the implications; if society sanctions morality then what of concepts such as the Holocaust and Rape? If God is the one who sanctions morality then what of the Euthyphro problem and multiple religions in the world?]

Can someone tell me if this answer makes sense:

I agree with the first part that it is society which depicts the morality. I believe that all the civilizations which flourished were because of their moralities. Looking back in the history we find that people who had good deeds in life are still remembered. It is a principle not set by society but is a feeling and emotion which one displays throughout the life. Society never implies that one should behave in wrong manners but it depends from person to person how ardently he follows. It depends on the upbringing of the person by the family. The primary concern of Euthyphro dilemma questions "Is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods?" so it depends on the individual perception and exposure that acts as a influencing factor for each and every person. Again it can be understood as being unique to every individual depending on their experiences in life. Morality is an abstract principle that is imbibed at a very tender age. Family and upbringing plays a vital role in this. Morality is not merely a social function but a way of life that is 'accepted' by the society in positive terms. Society accepts the people who are positive in their actions but punishes the people who are negative in their actions and even gives the chance to the people who want to mend their way and want to be back in their life stream. We can take an example of a person who was named Dr.Death. Being a doctor he should have saved the life but he killed this patients who could not be cured. Society never permits anyone to take life as it is against nature. So he was convicted and punished.

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  1. How about dropping the word "the" in these places: in the history and throughout the life?

    What about reworking the sentence with: "one should behave in wrong manners but it depends from person to person how ardently he follows."

    one should behave in wrong manners but it depends from person to person how ardently he follows.

    Euthyphro dilemma = Is that to be possessive?

    every individual depending upon THEIR?

    Family and upbringing plays = not singular but compound subject = play

    mend their way = or ways?

    their life stream OR the life stream

    he killed the/his/those

    (but Dr. Death provided a service to those who wanted it and were not physically capable of doing it!)

    Sra

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  2. would you possibly have a better example?

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