Morality

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Some argue that morality is everywhere, or maybe nowhere, in our brain. Martin Deutsch/Flickr

Is there a moral centre in our brain?

There's no single region in the brain responsible for all moral decision making. But neuroscience research has shown specific brain regions are involved when we're faced with moral dilemmas.
Nobody’s perfect – not you, and not your kids. And that’s OK. from www.shutterstock.com

Five things every guilty parent needs to know

Feeling guilty and out of your depth as a parent? You're not alone – and there are ways to turn the guilt you're feeling into positive changes for your family.
Moral judgment should not be based on knowledge that comes only from hindsight. Wolfgang Wildner

Killing Hitler: when is assassination justified?

The film 13 Minutes dramatises an attempt by Georg Elser to assassinate Hitler in 1939, to prevent the war the Führer was preparing for. How clear-cut was the moral justification for that act?
Belle Gibson didn’t cure her cancer with whole goods – but the outraged response to the deception shows that moral norms still prevail. Richy!/Flickr

Belle Gibson shows that most of us care about right and wrong

We must ask ourselves how healthy it is to publicly shame a vulnerable person and what the right balance is between culpability and a sense of care and generosity to those who have done the wrong thing.
They way we relate to other people shapes our moral life – and that’s something that requires imagination. David Galindo/Flickr

The moral life might seem boring – but it takes imagination to live it

Creativity and imagination - it’s impossible to discuss one without reference to the other - are often discussed with regard to the great artists, thinkers, and visionaries of our world. Those are the…
I should be good. Prayer by Shutterstock

Is religion a force for good?

Do we need religion in order to be moral? George Washington cautioned against “indulg[ing] the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion”, and today more than half of Americans believe…

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