Controversy! Who doesn’t love a good controversy?
One of our best modern controversies is Evolution vs. Intelligent Design. Now, if you were raised in public school like me, the answer should be immediately clear to anyone with half a brain: evolution. Continue reading
If “the fundamental principles of right conduct” are not mere legalities, enactment, or custom, then they must be objective, for the obvious reason that if the standard for right conduct is subjective, then no such standard exists, not being a fundamental principle. Morality not only is not subjective, it cannot be subjective, because a subjective fundamental principle is both an oxymoron and an actual contradiction in terms.
One cannot be both a cultural relativist and a revolutionary. The revolutionary proposes changing the culture. A cultural relativist can never propose such a change. What standard could be used? A cultural relativist, were he honest, would hold his own culture to the same standards as a foreign culture, and say that our laws, traditions, and customs cannot be changed or criticized.
—John C. Wright
Moral Relativism is merely a circular argument made in a vain attempt to escape one’s own conscience. Continue reading