Moral Relativism

[Revised entry by Chris Gowans on April 20, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Moral relativism is an important topic in metaethics. It is also widely discussed outside philosophy (for
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[Revised entry by Chris Gowans on April 20, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] 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. This is perhaps not surprising in view of recent evidence that people's intuitions about moral relativism vary widely. Though many philosophers are quite critical of moral relativism, there are several contemporary philosophers who defend forms of it. These include such prominent figures as Gilbert Harman, Jesse J. Prinz, J. David Vellemen and David B. Wong. The term...

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