Jan 2 2012
What is ethics?
- what is the right thing to do
- what is good/bad
- what does it mean to lead a good or happy life
- what is justice
- why bother being good or just
Argument from Cultural Differences
Premise: different cultures in fact have different moral codes, and disagree over the answers to
Conclusions: there is no such thing as universal or objective moral truths
1. is this a good argument?
o the conclusion does not follow the premise – invalid argument
o to get that conclusion, we need to add another premise:
if there is disagreement between cultures on the answers to moral
questions, then there are no objective or universal answers to moral
o but is the added premise true ?
o do we think that disagreement in the r