Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Relativism, philosophy: relativism is a collective term for views that generally refer to the conditions which are fundamental for the occurrence of these views. Variants are based on theories, on languages, on social groups or on cultures. See also internal realism, externalism, observational language, cultural relativism, idealization.

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Peter Singer
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Relativism/ethics/P. Singer: the thesis that ethics can only be applied relative to a certain society has implausible consequences, for example, someone who argues against standards in a society (e.g. slavery) would have to be characterized de facto as mistaken.


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Peter Singer
Practical Ethics (Third Edition) Cambridge 2011

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P. Singer
The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically. New Haven 2015


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-21