Amorality is an absence of, indifference
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 towards, or disregard for moral beliefs
Morality is the differentiation among intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are good and bad . A moral code is a system of morality and a moral is any one practice or teaching within a moral code...

. Any entity that is not sentient may be considered amoral. In addition, it can be argued that sentient but non-human
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 creatures, like dogs, have no concept of morality and are therefore amoral. Even some humans may be considered amoral, including newborn babies or persons with cognitive disorders (perhaps, for example, those diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder
Antisocial personality disorder
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). Some philosophers argue further that rational human adults may even be able to choose to be amoral; i.e., humans may discard codes or systems of morality that have been purely socially constructed by their native cultures. Much of this argument revolves around the definition of morality in terms of its universality in human beings. If a rational human being can in any way override a (possibly inborn) capacity to establish notions of right and wrong, it is arguable that human beings have the ability to become amoral. Amoral should not be confused with immoral, which refers to the intentional doing or thinking of doing what oneself knows (or believes) to be wrong.

Non-human entities

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s exhibit qualities that are considered amoral according to some ethical theories, but can also be called immoral on the basis of different means of examination.

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