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Unformatted text preview: kinds of differences in moral belief, and then by claiming that these particular differences are best explained under a theory that denies the existence of a single true morality. (2) The function of morality: Morality serves two universal human needs. It regulates conflicts of interest between people, and it regulates conflicts of interest within the individual born of different desires and drives that cannot all be satisfied at the same time. (3) Moderate moral relativism: we can pass judgment on others with substantially different values. Even if these different values are as justified as our own from some neutral perspective. (4) Response to the critique of moral relativism. Critique: (1) tendency toward nihilism (2) One’s moral confidence, one’s commitment to act on one’s values, is somehow dependent on maintaining the belief that one’s morality is the only true or the most justified one....
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course PHIL 1050 taught by Professor Ashleyhardcastle during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.
- Spring '08