Filosofija. Sociologija 25 (1):44-51 (2014)

Seungbae Park
Ulsan National Institute Of Science And Technology
Cornea (2012) argues that I (2011) was wrong to use the analogy between morality and motion to defend cultural relativism. I reply that the analogy can be used to clarify what cultural relativism asserts and how a cultural relativist can reply to the criticisms against it. Ockham’s Razor favours the relativist view that there are no moral truths, and hence no culture is better than another. Contrary to what Cornea claims, cultural relativism does not entail that we cannot protect ourselves from those who attack us, and that the ruling of an international court lacks moral legitimacy.
Keywords analogy  cultural relativism  cultural absolutism  moral truth  theory of relativity
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