Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, Vol 8, No 1 (2018)

Moral Relevance of the Norm

Paul Popa


In the past, morality was not coercive, it was regulated only if it was intimately related toreligion. Max Horkheimer said: “What could be called moral in the past were forms of conduct thatcould be guaranteed by religion, tolerated and desirable socially, but also essential to social behavior,but were arbitrary and not imposed by law”. In the section below, I want to present how the moralvalues merge with normative principles, how they influence one another and what is the relationshipbetween the two.


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