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Defence of Cultural Relativism

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Title
Defence of Cultural Relativism
Author
Park, Seungbae
Keywords
Cultural absolutism; Cultural relativism; Pojman; Theory of relativity
Issue Date
201101
Publisher
PETER LANG GMBH, EUROPAISCHER VERLAG WISSENSCHAFTEN
Citation
CULTURA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY OF CULTURE AND AXIOLOGY, v.8, no.1, pp.159 - 170
Abstract
I attempt to rebut the following standard objections against cultural relativism: 1. It is self-defeating for a cultural relativist to take the principle of tolerance as absolute; 2. There are universal moral rules, contrary to what cultural relativism claims; 3. If cultural relativism were true, Hitler's genocidal actions would be right, social reformers would be wrong to go against their own culture, moral progress would be impossible, and an atrocious crime could be made moral by forming a culture which approves of it; 4. Cultural relativism is silent about how large a group must be in order to be a culture, and which culture we should follow when we belong to two cultures with conflicting moralities.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/v10193-011-0010-3
ISSN
1584-1057
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