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Is There a Single True Morality?

Gilbert Harman

in Explaining Value

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780198238041
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597626 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198238045.003.0005
 Is There a Single True Morality?

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Although people appear to be quite evenly divided between moral relativists and moral absolutists, there is a tendency to suppose that the view one takes about relativism is obviously correct and that who takes the opposite view is just denying the plain truth. Some of the disagreement can be traced to methodology and to the attitude one takes about how ethics fits with a scientific conception of the world. Those who take it to be important how one's moral views cohere with science tend to be moral relativists; those who do not take that issue to be all important tend to be moral absolutists.

Keywords: moral absolutism; moral relativism

Chapter.  9807 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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