Introduction to Philosophy
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2003 C 001
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Critique of the
Revised Version of the CDA
Premise 1 is acceptable.
Premise 2 is most objectionable. For one thing, it begs the question: it presumes relativism. More critique
Premise 3 is also wrong. One moral code could be
on the rightness or wrongness, say, of attending religious services while another claimed it to be right. The codes would
, but not in the way presumed in 3.
Premise 4 may seem plausible, but compare: If someone is
relative to one society (or group of people), but
relative to another, then there is no objective truth in height. Seems false!
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