Foundations for moral relativism

In Foundations for Moral Relativism a distinguished moral philosopher tames a bugbear of current debate about cultural difference. J. David Velleman shows that different communities can indeed be subject to incompatible moralities, because their local mores are rationally binding. At the same time,...

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Main Author: Velleman, James David
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: [Cambridge, United Kingdom] Open Book Publishers 2013, [date of publication not identified]©2013
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Summary:In Foundations for Moral Relativism a distinguished moral philosopher tames a bugbear of current debate about cultural difference. J. David Velleman shows that different communities can indeed be subject to incompatible moralities, because their local mores are rationally binding. At the same time, he explains why the mores of different communities, even when incompatible, are still variations on the same moral themes. The book thus maps out a universe of many moral worlds without, as Velleman puts it, "moral black holes"--Publisher
Physical Description:x, 108 pages
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