This section is devoted to various sallies at naturalizing morality, understanding that morality involves inherently normative questions in addition to the factual questions addressed by science. There are no pat scientific, empirical answers to questions about how we should treat one another, or what constitutes human flourishing. Nevertheless, by subtracting supernaturalist foundations for ethics, and by staying true to the facts as evidenced by science, worldview naturalism opens the door to more realistic, if improvable, answers to these questions.

Overviews of naturalized morality are here and here.

See also A Naturalistic Lexicon of Responsibility, which covers moral terms naturalized using some examples from the Clinton era.

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