Why Morality Doesn't Need Religion

Peter Singer, Marc Hauser

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication50 Voices of Disbelief
Subtitle of host publicationWhy We Are Atheists
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781405190459
StatePublished - Nov 11 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • Bible telling us - that God gave the ten commandments to Moses
  • European morality - not appearing to be on verge of collapse
  • If there is no God - everything is permitted
  • Morality coming from God or divine entity
  • Morality having a religious origin - no moral principles shared by religious people
  • Peter Singer and Marc Hauser - Why morality doesn't need religion
  • Religion constraining human nature's vices
  • Role of biological factors in guiding moral judgments
  • What was good for our ancestors - not good for human beings as a whole today

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