Foundations for Moral Relativism

Foundations for Moral Relativism

by J. David Velleman

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Foundations for Moral Relativism by J. David Velleman

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’. Accessibly written, Foundations for Moral Relativism presupposes no prior training in philosophy.

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ISBN-13: 9781909254473
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Publication date: 08/05/2015
Sold by: StreetLib SRL
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 573 KB

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