A Single True Morality? The Challenge of Relativism: Harry Bunting


Authors
Harry Bunting
University of Ulster
Abstract
Ethical objectivists hold that there is one and only one correct system of moral beliefs. From such a standpoint it follows that conflicting basic moral principles cannot both be true and that the only moral principles which are binding on rational human agents are those described by the single true morality. However sincerely they may be held, all other moral principles are incorrect. Objectivism is an influential tradition, covering most of the rationalist and naturalist standpoints which have dominated nineteenth and twentieth century moral philosophy: there is widespread agreement amongst relativists themselves that objectivism is firmly rooted in common sense.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S1358246100005877
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 38,984
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

A Single True Morality? The Challenge of Relativism.Harry Bunting - 1996 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 40:73-85.
Moral Relativism.Torbjörn Tännsjö - 2007 - Philosophical Studies 135 (2):123-143.
Moral Relativism in Context.James Beebe - 2010 - Noûs 44 (4):691-724.
Nihilism, Relativism, and Engelhardt.Michael Wreen - 1998 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 19 (1):73-88.
12 Is There a Single True Morality?Gilbert Harman - 2001 - In Paul K. Moser & Thomas L. Carson (eds.), Moral Relativism: A Reader. Oxford University Press. pp. 165.
System Relativism.Charles Sayward - 1988 - Ratio 1 (2):163-175.
Moral Relativism.Qun Gong - 2009 - Philosophy and Culture 36 (6):29-43.
An Approach to Relativism.Thomas L. Carson - 1999 - Teaching Philosophy 22 (2):161-184.
A Critique of Harman’s Empiric Relativism.Byron L. Haines - 1993 - Journal of Philosophical Research 18:97-107.
A Critique of Harman's Empiric Relativism.Byron L. Haines - 1993 - Journal of Philosophical Research 18:97-107.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2017-02-21

Total views
3 ( #1,017,261 of 2,319,635 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #807,847 of 2,319,635 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature