By Paul K. Moser
Are all ethical truths relative or do convinced ethical truths carry for all cultures and other people? In Moral Relativism: A Reader, this and similar questions are addressed through twenty-one modern ethical philosophers and thinkers. This attractive and nontechnical anthology, the one up to date assortment committed exclusively to the subject of ethical relativism, is out there to quite a lot of readers together with undergraduate scholars from numerous disciplines. the choices are geared up lower than six major issues: (1) normal concerns; (2) Relativism and ethical range; (3) at the Coherence of ethical Relativism; (4) safeguard and feedback; (5) Relativism, Realism, and Rationality; and (6) Case research on Relativism. individuals comprise Ruth Benedict, Richard Brandt, Thomas L. Carson, Philippa Foot, Gordon Graham, Gilbert Harman, Loretta M. Kopelman, David Lyons, J. L. Mackie, Michele Moody-Adams, Paul okay. Moser, Thomas Nagel, Martha Nussbaum, Karl Popper, Betsy Postow, James Rachels, W. D. Ross, T. M. Scanlon, William Graham Sumner, and Carl Wellman. the amount concludes with a case examine on lady circumcision/genital mutilation that vividly brings into concentration the sensible elements and implications of ethical relativism.
a terrific basic textual content for classes in ethical relativism, Moral Relativism: A Reader is also used as a supplementary textual content for introductory classes in ethics and for classes in numerous disciplines--anthropology, sociology, theology, political technology, and cultural studies--that talk about relativism. The volume's pedagogical and examine worth is better through a topical bibliography on ethical relativism and a considerable basic advent that incorporates explanatory summaries of the twenty selections.