Moral Relativism 3: The Threat of Islam

Moral relativism has caused the West to ignore barbarism and human rights abuses in the name of cultural sensitivity and the spirit of inclusion. This is madness. According to the Pew Research Center, over 139 million Muslims (39 countries surveyed) support suicide bombing. 40% of Palestinian Muslims support suicide bombing. Almost 39 million Bangladeshi Muslims advocate [...]

Moral Relativism 2: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) & Islam

Certain cultural and/or religious practices highlight the stark divide between Western conceptions of morality and non-Western conceptions of morality (Islamic conceptions, in particular). These practices pose a problem for moral relativists, since they believe that all cultures are morally equal. However, certain practices are self-evidently morally wrong. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is one such practice.  [...]

Moral Relativism 1: The History of Cultural Relativism & Multicultural Philosophy

Moral relativism is new - very new. Greco-Roman philosophy, Judeo-Christian morality and all intellectual discoveries after the fall of the Roman Empire (476 CE) were grounded in either moral absolutism or moral universalism. Moral relativism is a product of cultural concerns of political correctness - courtesy of early twentieth century anthropologists. When the United Nations [...]