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Size, power, death constituents in the making of human morality

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Any explanation of the origin and nature of human morality must take into account a powerful and inescapable pan-cultural human awareness. Death is the great pan-cultural human leveller and human awareness of death is a near life-long awareness. However metaphysically or religiously conceived, however long postponed by medical science, however softened by belief or by faith, the basic human fact and fear of death cannot be denied. Neither, in opposition, can the basic human craving for more life.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, Box 722, Yachats, OR 97498, USA.

Publication date: January 1, 2002


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