Relativism and Human Rights

Corradetti, Claudio Relativism and Human Rights. [Articles (Articoli)]

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We live in a rule-constrained world. Even our most insignificant practices are some-how dependent upon asocially agreed standard regulating their structures, proce-dures, and general goals. We can, for instance, appreciate our neighbour’s ability to keep her garden tidy and in good shape, but we can also observe the unusual combination of ingredients in the preparation of an exotic dish, or be impressed by the refined style of Chinese pots. We can discuss and disagree about whether our moral judgments are sufficiently argued and produce well-founded contrasting arguments. What happens in all cases is that our diverging opinions are defended on the basis of compliance with a rule, a standard which we consider as deserving pri-ority over alternative considerations. If, in contrast to the experiential pervasiveness of norms, their appreciation were restricted to certain domains of human action, there would be little resistance to the idea of a social construction of reality.

Item Type: Articles (Articoli)
Uncontrolled Keywords: diritti umani, relativismo, universalismo, pluralismo
Subjects: P Philosophy
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 13 May 2009 17:59
Last Modified: 07 May 2018 13:22

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