Foundations For Moral Relativism

 - Foundations For Moral Relativism

Foundations For Moral Relativism

Título: Foundations For Moral Relativism

Editor: Open Book Publishers

Publicado: 28.01.2019

Género: Ciencias Humanas

ISBN: 9781783740352

Tamaño: 2.90MB

Idiomas: Español

Formato : PDF, EPUB

Foundations For Moral Relativism

In this new edition of Foundations for Moral Relativism a distinguished moral philosopher tames a bugbear of current debate about cultural difference. J. David Velleman shows that different communities can indeed be subject to incompatible moralities, because their local mores are rationally binding. At the same time, he explains why the mores of different communities, even when incompatible, are still variations on the same moral themes. The book thus maps out a universe of many moral worlds without, as Velleman puts it, "moral black holes”. The six self-standing chapters discuss such diverse topics as online avatars and virtual worlds, lying in Russian and truth-telling in Quechua, the pleasure of solitude and the fear of absurdity. Accessibly written, this book presupposes no prior training in philosophy.