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The Biology of Morality

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The morality of human beings, defined here as our ability to determine whether our actions are right or wrong, depends not just on following rules but also on understanding the impact of our actions on another person. How we understand the impact of our actions on another person depends on our state of consciousness, which is mediated by our brain and nervous system. We describe how we understand our morality to flow naturally from the biological state we are living in and how we see our biology and our morality as mutually interactive. A change in one changes the other. Another way of saying this is that changing either our morality or our biology changes both—changes who we are and what we do.
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Keywords: attuned consciousness; biological state; first nature; morality; personhood; second nature

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center 2: University of New Mexico & American College of Psychoanalysts

Publication date: 2003-12-01

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