One in the series New Dialogues in Philosophy, edited by Dale Jacquette, J. Kellenberger brings together a group of hypothetical individuals from different backgrounds with real philosophical views to discuss their ideas on morality and moral relativism. What emerges from their numerous discussions are contrasting views on whether morality is objective, how moral universals differ from moral absolutes, the implications of ethnocentrism on moral judgment, the place of choice in moral decision making, and the importance and reality of moral dilemmas. The dialogues examine arguments for and against adopting a relativist stance on morality through the invented dialogues to help students resolve moral problems.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 106
Weight: 113 g
Dimensions: 233 x 154 x 9 mm
Moral relativism is as common today with undergrads as cell phones and backpacks. J. Kellenberger's dialogue provides professors teaching ethics a clear and engaging text on the varieties of moral relativism, and the problems faced by relativists and subjectivists. I highly endorse it. -- Jeff Jordan, University of Delaware
A promising new series that offers noteable contemporary philosophers the opportunity to write books in a neglected format that has proven historically to be remarkably fruitful. -- Steven M. Cahn