Society is a Shared Morality

“Morality is what broadens our perspective beyond the self and its desires. It places us in the midst of a collective social order. Morality has always been about the first-person plural, about ‘We’. ‘Society’, said Lord Devlin, ‘means a community of ideas; without shared ideas on politics, morals, and ethics, no society can exist.’ Society is constituted by a shared morality.”

Morality, Introduction, p. 12