Writing and Musing
Learn somethinga bout your moral intuitions.
Interesting test. I should mention I’m slightly tipsy atm, but I’d like to think my responses wouldn’t be *too* different were I stone-cold sober …
Your Moralising Quotient is: 0.10.
Your Interference Factor is: 0.00.
Your Universalising Factor is: 0.00.
Are you thinking straight about morality?
There was no inconsistency in the way that you responded to the questions in this activity. You see very little wrong in the actions depicted in these scenarios. And anyway you indicated that an act can be wrong even if it is entirely private and no one, not even the person doing the act, is harmed by it. So, in fact, had you thought that the acts described here were entirely wrong there would still be no inconsistency in your moral outlook. However, there is a tension in your responses in that you indicated that you do see at least minimal harm in some of the activities depicted here. Given that the actions described in these scenarios are private and it was specified as clearly as possible that they didn’t involve harm, it isn’t clear where you think the harm might lie.
Basically, it seems like I believe everyone should be responsible for themselves, and that while some things do ick me, that doesn’t mean I should have say in other people enjoying them or not.
Interesting…I don’t remember the details of my results, but I remember that I was “less permissive than most” (even though didn’t think the chicken-boinking guy was immoral) and that my univeralizing factor was 1.00. Looks like we have differing moral intuitions!