The Moral Landscape

  • How can we prove or verify what is good action in complex situations;
  • To what extent are knowledge claims in ethics open to bias and other limitations;
  • What are the strengths and limitations of emotion and reason when deciding on courses of action.

View prezi for this session here

Moral Relativism vs Absolutism

Steven Pinker Redefines Moral Relativism

Ethics – you are now God

                                  

One model for a Universal Moral Code here

  • What are the knowledge questions around the application of one, universal code of ways to behave, across the whole world?
  • Is morality determined by cultural, social and historical context …? … or is it universal?

The problems with relativism – BBC article

Arguments for and against moral relativism 

The Evolution of Morality

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