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    #1

    amoral x immoral

    Iīve tried hard, but canīt figure out the difference between amoral and immoral....


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    Re: amoral x immoral

    To be amoral means to be without morals.

    To be immoral means to behave in a way that is incorrect and against moral behaviour.

    Someone who is immoral is not necessarily amoral; morality will be understood but ignored.

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    Re: amoral x immoral

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Iīve tried hard, but canīt figure out the difference between amoral and immoral....
    It can also be used where morals are irrelevant.
    Science is amoral; it is the use to which discoveries are put that is moral or immoral.
    The argument between evolutionists and creationists is amoral. It is concerned with facts (and fantasy), not morality.

    Still, I wouldn't use "amoral". Most people would still think it means "immoral".

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    Re: amoral x immoral

    Can you give me an exemple of something I could say or do, and because of this, people would comment: "This guy is amoral."?

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    #5

    Re: amoral x immoral

    He does not know or understand society's moral values. They don't have meaning to him.

    That is different from someone who knows what they are and chooses to act in a way that is the opposite of "good, moral behavior."

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    #6

    Re: amoral x immoral

    Thanks to evertybody! I got it!

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