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  1. Moral relativism encompasses views and arguments that people in various cultures have held over several thousand years. For example, the ancient Jaina Anekantavada principle of Mahavira (c. 599–527 BC) states that truth and reality are perceived differently from diverse points of view, and that no single point of view is the complete truth; and the Greek philosopher Protagoras (c. 481–420 ...

  2. Feb 19, 2004 · Moral relativism is an important topic in metaethics. It is also widely discussed outside philosophy (for example, by political and religious leaders), and it is controversial among philosophers and nonphilosophers alike.

  3. Answer (1 of 8): First consider the sentence “is it wrong to steal?”, and try to think of the quickest answer. Now, try answering “what is the nature of the word ‘wrong’” in the above sentence?

  4. Jan 23, 2004 · But then it is hard to see how consistent moral judgments can be mistaken (Carnap 1937, 30; Hare 1963, 110). If relativism is problematic, it isn’t obvious that non-cognitivism avoids the problems. Still many non-cognitivists have argued that the view does not entail or justify relativism.

  5. › wiki › EmotivismEmotivism - Wikipedia

    Emotivism is a meta-ethical view that claims that ethical sentences do not express propositions but emotional attitudes. [1] [2] [3] Hence, it is colloquially known as the hurrah/boo theory . [4]

  6. Dec 23, 2016 · This commitment is often cast in the terms of a normative agenda for science and social science: ontological realism, epistemic relativism, judgmental rationality, and a cautious ethical naturalism. Ontological Realism At the heart of critical realism is realism about ontology—an inquiry into the nature of things.

  7. Jun 20, 2011 · ABSTRACT: In this essay we introduce the idea of an epistemic triangle, with factual, theoretical, and conceptual investigations at its vertices, and argue that whereas scientific progress ...