PHL275H1 Chapter week 2: PHL275H1 Chapter week : Williams Interlude Relativism

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20 Feb 2019
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Overview of relativism: right means right for a given society, right for a given society is functionalist statement, therefore its wrong for people in one society to condemn/interfere with values of other society. Inconsistency: claim in third proposition using a nonrelative sense of "right" not found in first proposition: attaches nonrelative morality of tolerance/noninterference to a view of morality as relative. Platitude: pointing out that someone with wider experience of world might come to regard moral reaction to unfamiliar conduct as parochial and modifies it. Its implausible to insist theres a priori demand of acceptance when confronted with "inhuman" practices.

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