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think we should go back to Ayesha's original argument as professor
Sidgwick formulated it. That's a good place to start. Ayesha was
restating an argument made by some anthropologists. The
argument went like this:
- Different cultures have different moral codes.
- There is no way to prove that any one moral code is superior to
- Therefore, all codes are on the same level and are equally
valid. Furthermore, each code is binding within, but not beyond, the
culture of which it is a part.
Is this a valid argument? Is it a sound argument?