A Refutation of Moral Relativism: Interviews with an Absolutist

A Refutation of Moral Relativism: Interviews with an Absolutist

by Peter Kreeft
     
 

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 a 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… See more details below

Overview

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 a 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898707311
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
175
Sales rank:
491,465
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Technical Note9
Introduction11
Interview 1The Importance of Moral Relativism: Will It Really "Damn Our Souls and End Our Species"?15
Interview 2What Is Moral Relativism?27
Interview 3The History of Relativism35
Interview 4The Data53
Interview 5The Arguments for Relativism from Self-Esteem and from Cultural Relativity64
Interview 6The Arguments for Relativism from Social Conditioning, Freedom, and Tolerance87
Interview 7The Arguments for Relativism from Situations, Intentions, Projection, and Evolution101
Interview 8The Roots of Relativism: Reductionism123
Interview 9The Arguments for Moral Absolutism135
Interview 12The Philosophical Assumptions of Absolutism150
Interview 11The Cause and Cure of Relativism164
Afterword177

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