morning! I'm glad you could all make our second meeting. Very good.
Very good, indeed.
In our first session we tried to define some terms and list some
questions that are all related to cultural relativism and ethical
relativism. The terms included 'objectivity,' 'absolute,'
'ethical relativism' and others. I think it was probably clear that there is no
generally accepted definition for any of these. But we did come
up with a rough idea of what we mean by 'ethical relativism' and some
questions to talk about. John has the definitions we decided upon if
you want to hear them again.
I want you to think about three broad questions:
- What are the reasons for accepting or rejecting ethical
relativism as a meta-ethical theory?
- What are the main alternatives to ethical relativism?
- What are the reasons for accepting or rejecting the main
These questions are closely connected, so you probably cannot keep
them entirely separate.