By Paul K. Moser
Are all ethical truths relative or do convinced ethical truths carry for all cultures and folks? In Moral Relativism: A Reader, this and comparable questions are addressed by way of twenty-one modern ethical philosophers and thinkers. This attractive and nontechnical anthology, the single updated assortment committed completely to the subject of ethical relativism, is out there to quite a lot of readers together with undergraduate scholars from a variety of disciplines. the decisions are equipped below six major subject matters: (1) common matters; (2) Relativism and ethical range; (3) at the Coherence of ethical Relativism; (4) protection and feedback; (5) Relativism, Realism, and Rationality; and (6) Case research on Relativism. individuals contain Ruth Benedict, Richard Brandt, Thomas L. Carson, Philippa Foot, Gordon Graham, Gilbert Harman, Loretta M. Kopelman, David Lyons, J. L. Mackie, Michele Moody-Adams, Paul ok. Moser, Thomas Nagel, Martha Nussbaum, Karl Popper, Betsy Postow, James Rachels, W. D. Ross, T. M. Scanlon, William Graham Sumner, and Carl Wellman. the quantity concludes with a case research on lady circumcision/genital mutilation that vividly brings into concentration the sensible facets and implications of ethical relativism.
an excellent basic textual content for classes in ethical relativism, Moral Relativism: A Reader can be used as a supplementary textual content for introductory classes in ethics and for classes in a variety of disciplines--anthropology, sociology, theology, political technological know-how, and cultural studies--that talk about relativism. The volume's pedagogical and learn price is superior through a topical bibliography on ethical relativism and a considerable basic advent that comes with explanatory summaries of the twenty selections.