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Relativism Relativism Chapter 1: C.S. Lewis "The Abolition of Man" Connecting with the world around us Being fact based in your writing What people say about things are just their own feelings they are projecting outwards No moral truth Emotions can misguide us Richard Rorty - no happiness, human beings life a lie, we make up who we want to be, our life is a projection we have made up Truth is difficult or unable to be known Habermas Does not like Americans Greater sense of ownership Moral truth Discourse theory - procedural There is a certain process that must be observed to get an outcome that is correct and acceptable OR incorrect and unacceptable, if it works, you have kind of a "guideline", but still always trying to get a better result Need to follow to steps - procedure Town hall meetings = the duty in virtue honoring people's right to speak o Emphasis on people who don’t usually speak out or who may seem crazy Goal: to build a consensus/unity within the community Basic way of managing the diversity of society Lewis and ethics David Hume - tabula rasa, individual taste in morality, shouldn’t judge others for their tastes GE Moore - morality is a matter of intuition perception, no such things as ideals Three types of relativism: Descriptive relativism o All knowledge is not equally distributed among human beings, not everyone is going to be on the same page in their education, knowledge will differ from one person to another Ethical relativism o What is good or bad for one, may not be good or bad for another, Meta-ethical relativism o There is no such thing as moral truth
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