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Universalism vs. Relativism: Making Moral Judgments in a Changing, Pluralistic, and Threatening World (Hardback)
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Universalism vs. Relativism: Making Moral Judgments in a Changing, Pluralistic, and Threatening World (Hardback)

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Hardback 210 Pages / Published: 19/08/2006
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Has moral relativism run its course? The threat of 9/11, terrorism, reproductive technology, and globalization has forced us to ask anew whether there are universal moral truths upon which to base ethical and political judgments. In this timely edited collection, distinguished scholars present and test the best answers to this question. These insightful responses temper the strong antithesis between universalism and relativism and retain sensitivity to how language and history shape the context of our moral decisions. This important and relevant work of contemporary political and social thought is ideal for use in the classroom across many disciplines, including political science, philosophy, ethics, law, and theology.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742550896
Number of pages: 210
Weight: 445 g
Dimensions: 237 x 164 x 20 mm


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These fine essays offer a rich and diverse set of answers to one of the most pressing questions in moral and political thought today: How can we get beyond the critiques of moral universalism of the past two or three decades without returning to the kinds of universalism against which those critiques were directed? Thanks to the high quality of the essays and the wide range of perspectives, this collection will influence discussions of universalism and relativism in moral philosophy, social and political theory, and religious studies. -- Gerald McKenny, associate professor of theology, University of Notre Dame
Recommended. * CHOICE *
...the volume is a solid contribution....Anyone interested in moral and cultural pluralism will find this rewarding reading. * Political Studies Review *
The thoughtful, accessible essays in Universalism vs. Relativism shine a clarifying light on the often murky controversy over moral relativism. Anyone who wants to understand the various dimensions of that controversy should read this collection. -- Michael J. Perry, author of Toward a Theory of Human Rights: Religion, Law, Courts (2006)

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