Ethical Relativism

Ethical Relativism Bibliography

There is a sizable literature on both ethical and cultural relativism. The following works may be of value to you when you are working out your own position on the issues:

Arrington, Robert L. Rationalism, Realism, and Relativism: Perspectives in Contemporary Moral Epistemology. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989.

Bauman, Zygmunt. Postmodern Ethics. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1993.

Brandt, Richard B. Ethical Theory. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1959.

------------------------. "Ethical Relativism." The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 1967.

Daniels, Norman. Justice and Justification. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Dewey, John. Reconstruction in Philosophy. New York: The New American Library, 1953. (Original edition, 1920)

Fishkin, James S. Beyond Subjective Morality: Ethical Reasoning and Political Philosophy. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984.

Frankena, William K. Ethics. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1973.

Gensler, Harry J. Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction. London: Routledge, 1998.

Gewirth, Alan. Human rights: Essays on Justification and Applications. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

Hancock, Roger N. Twentieth Century Ethics. New York: Columbia University Press, 1974.

Hare, R. M. Freedom and Reason. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1963.

Harman, Gilbert and Judith Jarvis Thomson. Moral Relativism and Moral Objectivity. Malden: Blackwell Publishers, 1996.

Herskovits, Melville J., edited by Frances Herskovits, Cultural Relativism: Perspectives in Cultural Pluralism. New York: Vintage Books, 1973.

Krausz, Michael and Jack W. Meiland. eds. Relativism: Cognitive and Moral. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1982.

Ladd, John, ed. Ethical Relativism. Lanham: University Press of America, 1985.

Mackie, J. L. Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong. New York: Penguin Books, 1977.

Nielsen, Kai. Why Be Moral? Buffalo: Prometheus Books, 1989.

Purcell, Edward A. Jr. The Crisis of Democratic Theory: Scientific Naturalism & the Problem of Value. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1973.

Singer, Marcus George. Generalization in Ethics: An Essay in the Logic of Ethics, with the Rudiments of a System of Moral Philosophy. New York: Atheneum, 1961.

Sterba, James P. Ethics: The Big Questions. Malden: Blackwell Publishers, Inc., 1998.

Stevenson, Charles L. Ethics and Language, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1944.

-----------------------------. Facts and Values: Studies in Ethical Analysis. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1963.

Urmson, J. O. The Emotive Theory of Ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1968.

Westermark, Edward. Ethical Relativity. (Originally published 1932) Westport: Greenwood Press, 1970.

Wong, David B. Moral Relativity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984.