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Moral Relativism Explained

  title={Moral Relativism Explained},
  author={Moral Relativism Explained},
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… 

Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

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Dismissing the Moral Sceptic: A Wittgensteinian Approach

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.

Disagreement, Cognitive Command, and the Indexicality of Moral Truth

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The cross-cultural study of mind and behaviour: a word of caution

  • C. Salazar
  • Philosophy
    Review of Philosophy and Psychology
  • 2022
Nobody doubts that culture plays a decisive role in understanding human forms of life. But it is unclear how this decisive role should be integrated into a comprehensive explanatory model of human


Why do humans reason? Arguments for an argumentative theory

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.