Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn

Moral Relatives

I just read the Wikipedia article on Moral Relativism. By their terms, I am meta-ethically relativist, and definitely not a normative relativist (I call this combination 「Strong Moral Relativism」, and normative+meta-ethical relativism 「Weak Moral Relativism」).

I further assert that while logic and reason are appropriate for resolving philosophical/value disputes between people with similar foundations, disputes between people with different value-foundations often can only be argued using aesthetic arguments. We adopt axioms for pragmatic/aesthatic reasons, and only things that depend on them are subject to a convergent, reasoned approach.

I think I still understand moral-objectivist perspectives, as childish as they feel to me nowadays.


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