Relativist ethics, scientific objectivity, and concern for human rights

Science and Engineering Ethics 5 (3):311-318 (1999)
Abstract
This paper comments on the conflict between ethical relativism and anthropologists’ concerns with rights, and tries to show that neither scientific objectivity nor respect for cultural diversity require denying an extracultural stance for ethical judgments.
Keywords cultural relativism  ethical relativism  human rights  scientific objectivity
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