Phil 2500 Notes 9-13

Phil 2500 Notes 9-13 - Phil 2500 Notes Argument from...

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Phil 2500 Notes Argument from Cultural Realtivity Argument( CP 37); 1) Different cultures have different moral value. (Factual) 2) Therefore, there is no objective “truth” in morality. Right and wrong (values) Different religions have different ideas of what truth, and then each own individual has their own opinion. If this is true, then I can’t criticize your values. No standard. Invalid: Even if the premise was true, the conclusion the premise doesn’t follow. It shows that people don’t agree. EXAMPLE: Some people thought the earth was flat, some thought was round, some had no idea. Simply because there is a disagreement, it shows that truth isn’t clear. Value-opinions VS values Many opinions on whether earth was round or flat… that in its self doesn’t prove the conclusion. Premise 1 is false: Even with regard to value-opinions there is widespread agreement, though some variation on application. (CPp39) EXAMPLE: An anthropologies went to an Eskimo tribe in Alaska. They lived with
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2008 for the course PHIL 2500 taught by Professor Wilcox during the Spring '06 term at Utah State University.

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