Category: Relativism

Abortion, Sex, and the Limits of Morality - Part II

Lessons for moral theory taken from the morality of abortion
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Utility and women
In the realm of ethics, the notion of rights is little more than three centuries old, that of utility less, that of virtue two millenia. But that of care we must assume is pre-historic.
There seem to be very few utilitarian philosophers who are women. […]

Not even quite scattershot vengeance

Posted by luno in Relativism, General (Thursday February 17, 2005 at 10:09 pm)
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This head-hunting that takes place on the Northwest Coast after a death is no matter of blood revenge or of organized violence. There is no effort to tie the subsequent killing with any responsibility on the part of the victim for the death of a person who is being mourned. A chief whose son has […]

 
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