Corpus ID: 50099011

Moral Relativism Explained

@inproceedings{Explained2012MoralRE,
  title={Moral Relativism Explained},
  author={Moral Relativism Explained},
  year={2012}
}
Moral relativism, as I understand it, is the claim that there is not a single objectively true morality but only many different moralities, just as there is not a single true language but only many different languages. Different people may have different moralities as reflected in the way they act and the ways they react to the actions of others and there is no objective way to show that one of these moralities is the only correct one. An account of what a morality is and what it is to have a… Expand
Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics
We often make judgments about good and bad, right and wrong. Philosophical ethics is the critical examination of these and other concepts central to how we evaluate our own and each others’ behaviorExpand
Dismissing the Moral Sceptic: A Wittgensteinian Approach
TLDR
Wittgenstein’s method of dismissing the Cartesian sceptic can be applied to the problems posed by the ‘moral sceptic’, who denies the truth of all ethical or moral claims if certain normative claims are taken as grammatical dispositions (practical and tautological), rather than rational or metaphysical propositions. Expand

References

Why do humans reason? Arguments for an argumentative theory
TLDR
The hypothesis is that the function of reasoning is argumentative: It is to devise and evaluate arguments intended to persuade and is adaptive given the exceptional dependence of humans on communication and their vulnerability to misinformation. Expand