Jan 6, 2011Certain set of values and ethics = controversialScientific statements: can be proved right or wrong through empirical tests; objectiveObjective statements: what we all agree on; not influenced by your viewSubjective statements: influenced by viewTautology: true by definition and repetition (tautological); ex: triangle has 3 sides and 3 anglesMetaphysics: what is beyond physics and what can be shown as right or wrong; ex: religious beliefEthnic studies are due to MULTICULTURALISMHow and when do we come to think of multiculturalism as important?1960’s, a lot of discussion and the need to address issues of ethnic integration and cultural discrimination; in the 60’s, idea of “melting pot” arises. Celebrating differences is a double edged sword – maintaining identity, but a reification of differencesMulticulturalism by Charles Taylor-Equal treatment to all may be a form of inequality-If we allow groups to have exceptions of the law, we may be destroying equality-
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political question, double edged sword, individual morality