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Title: Value Theory


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Value Theory
  • Ethics moral goodness, obligations, principles,
    justification why be moral?
  • Social-Political Philosophy justice, rights,
    responsibilities, the state, law
  • Aesthetics art, beauty
  • Meaning of life

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Cultural RelativismMoral values are relative to
ones culture
  • There are no universally held values
  • Objection this is simply false universal values
    are interpreted differently

Ethical Absolutism one set of moral values
applies to all people and cultures
Relative vs. absolute Subjective vs. objective
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Ethical relativismno set of values ought to be
applied to all
  • Objections
  • The existence of moral differences does not
    justify them (is does not imply ought)
  • If a cultures values were always right, there
    could be no moral development or progress
  • We would have to tolerate even cruel cultures
  • It is difficult to define the boundaries of which
    culture or subculture a persons acts reflect

(Naturalistic Fallacy)
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