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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 Relativism God determines morality (right/wrong, good/evil) Our moral principles, norms, values, etc. Mythical representation of morality is a projection of our values. e.g. Childhood stories, where evildoers are punished and suffer and good doers are rewarded There are no absolute moral principles of norms and values. There are different norms and values in different cultures, historical times, and communities. Each different norm and value is Even though there are differences, there are still some moral values, and these are Transcultural Universal Values. Relativism promotes moral thoughts. Anthropology- Study of primitive beings These are the moral conventions that provide the rules for their moral practices. e.g. Driving on opposite sides of roads in different countries. What the Romans do is as good as what any other group of people do. But what if Romans do bad things? Relativism -> Subjectivism (Extreme Relativism) Blackburn is not sympathetic to Relativism, but he recognizes its strengths. He makes the points against Relativism to warn pBlackburn is not sympathetic to Relativism, but he recognizes its strengths....
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- Spring '08