Chapter 2. Moral Skepticism

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  1. Moral Skepticism
    One of the required lessons taught in American public school concerns the distinction between "facts" and "opinions".
  2. 2.1 Moral Relativism
    • Different cultures adopt different standards of etiquette and there are no independent, objective standards by which we might judge the behavior of all people.
    • The view that there objective moral facts. Objective moral facts that hold independently of people`s subjective states (beliefs and feelings) and the conventions that people establish.
  3. 2.2 Personal Relativism and Moral Subjectivism.
    • People sometimes say "what is right for me may not be right for you." What is meant by this? One possibility is Personal Relativism.
    • Personal Relativism. The Skeptical theory that the right thing for a person to do is whatever that person believes is right. (For the personal relativist, the fact that a person believes that something is right makes it right for that person to do it.)
    • Moral Subjectivism. The skeptical theory that moral statements describe people`s feelings of approval or disapproval.
  4. 2.3 Moral Nihilism
    • The moral skeptic is someone who maintains that there are no objective moral facts.
    • The skeptical theory that there are no moral facts.

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