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dc.contributor.authorJ. Velleman, David
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-03 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T12:51:48Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T12:51:48Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier646672
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30329
dc.description.abstract"In this new edition of Foundations for Moral Relativism a distinguished moral philosopher tames a bugbear of current debate about cultural difference. J. David Velleman shows that different communities can indeed be subject to incompatible moralities, because their local mores are rationally binding. At the same time, he explains why the mores of different communities, even when incompatible, are still variations on the same moral themes. The book thus maps out a universe of many moral worlds without, as Velleman puts it, ""moral black holes”. The six self-standing chapters discuss such diverse topics as online avatars and virtual worlds, lying in Russian and truth-telling in Quechua, the pleasure of solitude and the fear of absurdity. Accessibly written, this book presupposes no prior training in philosophy. "
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPQ Ethics & moral philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPS Social & political philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs
dc.subject.othermoral relativism
dc.subject.otherethics
dc.subject.othersocial philosophy
dc.subject.othermoral disagreement
dc.subject.othermetaethics
dc.subject.otherperspectivalism
dc.subject.othermoral philosophy
dc.subject.otherImmanuel Kant
dc.subject.otherMorality
dc.subject.otherSherpa people
dc.subject.otherVirtual world
dc.titleFoundations for Moral Relativism
dc.title.alternativeSecond Expanded Edition
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0086
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy23117811-c361-47b4-8b76-2c9b160c9a8b
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameOpen Book Publishers
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.openbookpublishers.com/
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages156
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Immanuel Kant - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immanuel_Kant; Moral relativism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_relativism; Morality - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morality; Relativism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relativism; Sherpa people - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherpa_people; Virtual world - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_world


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