Monday, February 16, 2009

You Don't Know That Moral Relativism is Real

Moral relativism as a philosophical construct is not fueled by logical or scientific discovery. By definition it cannot be. The only reason to pursue moral relativism is to justify behaviors or beliefs that are wrong according to moral absolutes. If there were no moral absolutes, there would be no reason for moral relativism. Therefore, implicit in every argument for moral relativism is a belief that morality really is absolute.

Therefore, moral relativism is inherently but irrationally deterministic. If one does not want to be held responsible for breaching moral absolutes by pursuing self-justification, one will hold moral relativism along side other such arguments as biological moralism.

I was presented with the scenario of the college professor that challenges students with the proposition that they could not know anything for sure. When a student would respond with something they thought they know for sure, he would say, "You don't know that it's real." My immediate response was that I would get up and punch the professor in the face with a big smile on my face. When he responded as though it really happened, I would simply say, "You don't know that that was real."

So I ran across this video. Be forewarned that it's intense.

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