Philosophical Review 84 (1):3-22 (1975)

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Gilbert Harman
Princeton University
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My thesis is that morality arises when a group of people reach an implicit agreement or come to a tacit understanding about their relations with one another. Part of what I mean by this is that moral judgments - or, rather, an important class of them - make sense only in relation to and with reference to one or another such agreement or understanding. This is vague, and I shall try to make it more precise in what follows. But it should be clear that I intend to argue for a version of what has been called moral relativism.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.2307/2184078
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