sense of right and wrong


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Noun1.sense of right and wrong - motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actionssense of right and wrong - motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
superego - (psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience
ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality - motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
small voice, voice of conscience, wee small voice - an inner voice that judges your behavior
sense of duty, sense of shame - a motivating awareness of ethical responsibility
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MORAL MINDS: HOW Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and wrong
Judging in the ethical sense means drawing conclusions from a combination of observation, critical thinking, and a sense of right and wrong. On the other hand, judging in the moral sense means lauding people as angelic or declaring them evil.
Legal systems should grow out of and reflect a generally accepted sense of right and wrong. Any society functions best when most of its people obey the law not because they have to but because they believe it is the right thing to do.