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Foundations for moral relativism

Author: James David Velleman
Publisher: [Cambridge, United Kingdom] : Open Book Publishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second expanded editionView all editions and formats
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In 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  Read more...
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Velleman, J. David.
Foundations for Moral Relativism : Second Expanded Edition.
Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James David Velleman
ISBN: 9781783740345 1783740345 9781783740352 1783740353 9781783740369 1783740361
OCLC Number: 934719922
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 141 pages)
Contents: I. Introduction --
II. Virtual selves --
III. Morality here and there --
IV. Doables --
V. Foundations for moral relativism --
VI. Sociality and solitude --
VII. Life absurd? Don't be ridiculous.
Responsibility: J. David Velleman.

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In 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".--Publisher.
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