Moral Relativism

Moral Relativism : A Reader

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The volume, the only-up-to-date anthology devoted solely to the topic of moral relativism, includes nineteen contemporary selections. These selections are nontechnical and thus accessible to a wide range of readers, including college undergraduates (at all levels) from various disciplines. The selections fall under fice main headings: (I) General Issues Concerning Moral Relativism; (II) Relativism and Moral Diversity; (III) The Coherence of Moral Relativism; (IV) Defense and Criticism of Moral Relativism; and (V) Relativism, Realism, and Rationality. Given the philosophical prominence and importance of its subject matter, Moral Relativism can serve as a required text for a wide range of undergraduate and graduate university courses on ethics and ethical theory (including introductory courses). To enhance its pedagogical and research value, the book has a substantial general introduction (which includes summaries of each of the nineteen entries), and a topoical bibliography on moral more

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  • Hardback | 347 pages
  • 172.7 x 242.8 x 22.4mm | 685.76g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195131290
  • 9780195131291

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Preface; Introduciton; I. GENERAL ISSUES; 1. Richard Brandt, "Ethical Relativism"; 2. Karl Popper, "Facts, Standards, and Truth: A Further Criticism of Relativism"; 3. James Rachels, "The Challenge of Cultural Relativism"; II. RELATIVISM AND MORAL DIVERSITY; 4. William Graham Sumner, "Folkways"; 5. Ruth Benedict, "Anthropology and the Abnormal"; 6. W.D. Ross, "The Meaning of Right"; 7. Michele Moody-Adams, "The Empirical Underdetermination of Descriptive Cultural Relativism"; 8. Carl Wellman, "The Ethical Implications of Cultural Relativity"; III. ON THE COHERENCE OF MORAL RELATIVISM; 9. Betsy Postow, "Dishonest Relativism"; 10. David Lyons, "Ethical Relativism and the Problem of Incoherence"; 11. T.M. Scanlon, "Fear of Relativism"; IV. DEFENCE AND CRITICISM; 12. Gilbert Harman, "Is There a Single True Morality"; 13. Philippa Foot, "Moral Relativism"; 14. Martha Nussbaum, "Non-Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach"; 15. Gordon Graham, "Tolerance, Pluralism, and Relativism"; 16. Thomas Nagel, "Ethics"; V. RELATIVISM, REALISM, AND RATIONALITY; 17. J.L. Mackie, "The Subjectivity of Values"; 18. Richard Brandt, "Relativism Refuted?"; 19. Thomas Carson and Paul Moser, "Relativism and Normative Nonrealism: Basing Morality on Rationality"; Bibliographyshow more

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