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Lecture 5 Divine command theory.docx

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Philosophy
Course
PHI2397
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All Professors
Semester
Spring

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Lecture5Divinecommandtheory02072014MoralRelativismaremoralsculturesrelativeThereisnouniversalstandardofrightandwrongMoralsEveryoneeveryculturehasitsownmoralvaluesStarTrekclipprimedirectiveNeverinterfereinotherculturesIfyoubelieveinmoralrelativismthemoralsarejustfashionTherighttojudgeotherpeopleThereisnosuchthingasmoralprogressinmoralrelativismAculturesvalueisalwayschangingChangedoesntalwaysmeanprogressYouhavenorighttojudgeanothercultureinbothtimeandspaceanycultureanytimeKantisnotarelativistWilliamSumneranthropologistMoralvaluestendtobepragmaticresponseswithinaparticularcultureataparticulartimeThereisnoobjectivestandardinwhichtojudgemoralsMoralsarejustmoressuchasfashionsforatimeandplaceSomepeoplewanttojudgeRonaldDworkinlawyerDidntlikemulticulturalismTosaythatmoralshavelimitsmeansyoudontreallybelieveinyourownmoralsThereisacontradictioninmoralrelativismAllpeopleareallowedtobefreefrombeingjudgedfromthoseoutsidetheircultureWhataboutgenocideWhataboutsocalledhumanrightsHumanrightsisKantianWhataboutchildrenWhataboutanimals
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