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By Yang Xiao, Yong Huang

A wide-ranging attention of the paintings of up to date ethicist David Wong.

Original, influential, and sometimes arguable, ethicist David Wong defends sorts of ethical relativism. His 1984 Moral Relativity used to be a examine of this inspiration, and his 2006 ordinary Moralities presented a brand new and complex account of it. Wong’s imaginative and prescient is of a pluralistic ethical relativism; he doesn't shield all varieties of relativism yet evaluates what moralities might be actual. His singular philosophy displays his deep wisdom of Confucian and Daoist thought.

during this e-book, ethical philosophers and students of chinese language concept debate principles significant to Wong’s paintings and Wong responds to them. The dialogue levels commonly, together with exploring Wong’s idea on naturalism, standards for moralities, the main of charity, ethical authority, and the concept that of group, and looking out at his readings of Xunzi and Zhuangzi. Wong’s nuanced and forceful responses make clear and strengthen extra arguments in his paintings. those attractive and demanding exchanges among Wong and his critics light up not just Wong’s proposal, but additionally modern moral thought and chinese language philosophy

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1985. Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Wong, David. 1984. Moral Relativity. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. ———. 2006. Natural Moralities: A Defense of Pluralistic Relativism. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. ———. 2009. ” Stanford Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy. edu/entries/comparphil-chiwes/. Part I Critical Essays 2 Human Morality, Naturalism, and Accommodation Lawrence Blum I. Wong’s Pluralistic Relativism In Natural Moralities, David Wong has provided a complex and profound defense of an unpopular position in moral philosophy, that of moral relativism.

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