Moral Relativism

Advanced Article on Relativism

In this article, Allen Wood of Harvard University argues that, at best, relativism can challenge my intellectual laziness or arrogance, but at worst, it can harden into a dogmatic ideology of its own, which stops me thinking clearly. 

In philosophy courses I often encounter people who say things like this: “What anyone believes is true for that person. What you believe is true for you, what I believe is true for me.” The view expressed in such statements is usually called “relativism”. This view denies that there is any such thing as absolute truth and claims that all truth is relative to the person who believes it.

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