By Peter Kreeft
No factor is extra fateful for civilization than ethical relativism. heritage is aware now not one instance of a winning society which repudiated ethical absolutes. but such a lot assaults on relativism were both pragmatic (looking at its social effects) or exhorting (preaching instead of proving), and philosophers' arguments opposed to it were really good, technical, and scholarly. In his general particular writing sort, Peter Kreeft we could an enticing, sincere, and humorous relativist interview a "Muslim fundamentalist" absolutist in order to not stack the cube in my opinion for absolutism. In an interesting sequence of non-public interviews, each available argument the "sassy Black feminist" reporter Libby offers opposed to absolutism is just and obviously refuted, and not one of the many arguments for ethical absolutism is refuted.
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Isa: But morality is the secret of success for a society, and tradition gives you morality, so tradition is the secret of social success. You can see that empirically, in history. Those societies that were the most traditional were also the most moral and the most successful. The three Interview 4: The Data / 59 societies that lasted the longest, the three most successful societies in human history, and the most just and peaceful ones, were all founded by moralists who established a tradition that their societies kept faithfully.
And the other side of that experience too, being commanded to do right and avoid wrong. And counseling or advising someone to do right, and avoid wrong, and being counseled. And rewarding and punishing, and being rewarded or punished. " It's justice, not just power or success. Do you see the difference? Between animal experience and human moral experience? I think I mentioned seventeen differences there, seventeen moral things, moral experiences, distinctively human experiences, not shared by machines or plants or even animals.
Who's the number one Deconstructionist? 'Isa: No one. They're all little philosophers. But their favorite great philosopher is Nietzsche. Nietzsche was really the first Deconstructionist. He called himself "the philosopher with a hammer". The destroyer. Especially in language. " You see, grammar is the traces of God and creation and form and objective truth and order in language. So the Deconstructionists rage against even that trace of divine order, because they see it's connected with moral order.
A refutation of moral relativism: interviews with an absolutist by Peter Kreeft