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A Refutation of Moral Relativism: Interviews With an Absolutist / Edition 1
     

A Refutation of Moral Relativism: Interviews With an Absolutist / Edition 1

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by Peter Kreeft
 

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ISBN-10: 0898707315

ISBN-13: 9780898707311

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: Ignatius Press

No issue is more fateful for civilization than moral relativism. History knows not one example of a successful society which repudiated moral absolutes. Yet most attacks on relativism have been either pragmatic (looking at its social consequences) or exhorting (preaching rather than proving), and philosophers' arguments against it have been specialized, technical,

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No issue is more fateful for civilization than moral relativism. History knows not one example of a successful society which repudiated moral absolutes. Yet most attacks on relativism have been either pragmatic (looking at its social consequences) or exhorting (preaching rather than proving), and philosophers' arguments against it have been specialized, technical, and scholarly.

In his typical unique writing style, Peter Kreeft lets an attractive, honest, and funny relativist interview a "Muslim fundamentalist" absolutist so as not to stack the dice personally for absolutism. In an engaging series of personal interviews, every conceivable argument the "sassy Black feminist" reporter Libby gives against absolutism is simply and clearly refuted, and none of the many arguments for moral absolutism is refuted.

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ISBN-13:
9780898707311
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
177
Sales rank:
418,369
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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A Refutation of Moral Relativism: Interviews With an Absolutist 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book is a bit different from others in that it is a transcription of taped interviews between a moral absolutist ("Isa," an Arab college professor) and a relativist ("Libby," a feminist journalist). The debate/dialogue becomes heated at times, but sheds much light on both world-views. The book exposes the beliefs and assumptions underlying moral relativism and the ramifications.Admittedly, the text can become a little difficult at times due to the "jargon of philosophy," yet the book as a whole is quite readable, enjoyable, and informative.