ETHICS
Chapter 13. Relativism Reconsidered : Conclusion
Section 1. Relativism Reconsidered

Post Modernism and its Critics          http://www.as.ua.edu/ant/Faculty/murphy/436/pomo.htm

These are three of many popular theories concerning the GOOD which hold for no single universal principle of the GOOD.  Instead they relate the determination of such a principle to be an exercise in POWER or self service which is put under a disguise of being a rational exercise of an unbiased mind.  What they have in common is a relativism.  The need for societies to have a moral foundation are not being served well by what are at their base appeals to power as the only basis for the resolution of conflict.  For these theories, morality collapses into self serving exercises. 

What are we left with then?

 

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