4.2 The Formation of Moral Values

The formation of moral values begins with the upbringing of children, it is then reinforced with religion, philosophy and negotiated rights

4.2.1  Acquiring Habits of Behaviour: Upbringing

upbringing: early influences teach good behaviour

4.2.2  Religious Foundations for Moral Values

religions are influential but fragmented; all support the Golden Rule

4.2.3  Non-Religious Foundations for Morality

philosophy, compassion and self-interest converge on the Golden Rule

4.2.4  The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

a moral standard that was negotiated to protect everyone

4.2.5  Culture and its Evolution

the moral context is affected by prosperity and by the international situation

The next segment explores the ways in which people transmit their fundamental moral values by influencing others



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