ethics7 (consequences of CR)

ethics7 (consequences of CR) - PHIL 4: Introduction to...

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Unformatted text preview: PHIL 4: Introduction to Ethics Out of t e crooked T mber of humani no s aight t ing was ever made . Immanuel Kan 1 Cultural Relativism ( Part II ) Compare The Challenge of Cultural Relativism , James Rachels 1. 2 Some Consequences of CR Non-Relativist If CR is true, then we cannot criticize or condemn the practices of other cultures. 1. 3 Some Consequences of CR ( contd ) Non-Relativist And that cant be correct, can it? Consider: 4 Human Sacrifce in Pre- Columbian Cultures 5 Slavery 6 Nazi Genocide 2. 7 Some Consequences of CR Non-Relativist If CR is true, then we cannot criticize or condemn the practices of our own culture. 2. 8 Some Consequences of CR ( contd ) Non-Relativist And that cant be correct, can it? Consider: 9 Segregation 10 Gender Attitudes 11 A Related Problem Consider social reformers Heroes? Or moral degenerates? Susan B. Anthony 3. 12 Some Consequences of CR Non-Relativist If CR is true, then we must abandon the notion of moral progress . 3....
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2010 for the course PHIL PHIL 4 taught by Professor Huizenga during the Fall '09 term at UCSB.

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