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Class Notes 10.23.07

Class Notes 10.23.07 - "God is in the details the Dobu...

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“God is in the details” the Dobu wisely punished people for eating seeds and don’t punish murder (unwisely) what’s “right” is determined by society/ culture conventionalism= different from ethical relativism o Conventionalism section Bad consequences of ethical relativism Principle of Tolerance o If ethical relativism is true, (what’s right/wrong is relative to culture/society) then we ought to be tolerant of other cultures/ societies o Ethical relativists may say that there’s only what’s accepted in cultures, therefore we must be tolerant o Matt’s example: Promotes culturalcentrism and permits one to push one’s values on everyone else o “When in Rome” practical advice, but when going to another society you don’t loose your moral perspective o Extreme relativism What’s right/ wrong is determined by where you are geographically o Our values stay with us- we shouldn’t be completely tolerant (an anti-terrorist person
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