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The Practice of Value$
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Joseph Raz and R. Jay Wallace

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199278466

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278466.001.0001

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Relativism, History, and the Existence of Values

Relativism, History, and the Existence of Values

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(p.106) Relativism, History, and the Existence of Values
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The Practice of Value
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BERNARD WILLIAMS

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278466.003.0006

This chapter argues that the doctrine of relativism is almost useless and points out exceptions. This chapter presents in a logical manner the existence of value. Changes in nature and of developing tastes are examined along with political values and Robert Pippin’s views on the connection of historical enquiry to values. It cites Christine Korsgaard’s points of views and considers the failure of teleological tales. Explained further in this commentary is that value pluralism is not a political or ethical ideal but rather a thesis about values.

Keywords:   values, pluralism, relativism, Immanuel Kant, history, Robert Pippin, Christine Korsgaard

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