[extropy-chat] Re: moral relativism

Dirk Bruere dirk at neopax.com
Mon May 9 11:55:53 UTC 2005

Claribel wrote:

> .
>> Thank you ben, for helping to illuminate the difficulty with the way 
>> these terms are applied.  It appears muddled because these concepts 
>> of absolute and relative are a poor match to human affairs which 
>> involve subjective viewpoints and incomplete knowledge of the 
>> context.  Seeing the muddle is a step along the way to asking 
>> questions about what really underlies our evaluation of "right" and 
>> "wrong" across a range of situations and a range of moral agents from 
>> the simple to the more complex.
> I am also in favor of an 'in-between' view of relativism & absolutism. 
> Both of them, taken in literal form, contain inherent paradoxes.
Make it simpler still.
A few axioms plus 'might makes right'.
No need to 'prove' anything. No paradoxes


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