Comment by richard_c on Is Morality Given? · 2008-07-07T02:15:07.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

"what possible pressure could produce an ability to see morality?"

Unlike the other Richard, I don't think we "see" morality with a special "sense", or anything like that. But if we instead understand morality as a rational idealization, building on our perfectly ordinary general capacity for systematizing judgments so as to increase their overall coherence (treating like cases alike, etc.), then there's no great mystery here.