Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Response to Post-Modern Relativism


“To understand a philosopher’s metaphysics, look at the morality it leads to.” ~Nietzsche

For a more penetrating look at this topic I commend to you Dr. Peter Kreeft's A Refutation of Moral Relativism about which one Amazon.com reviewer wrote, "Kreeft, a professor of philosophy at Boston College, examines the definition, history, and importance of moral relativism. He makes an impeccable case that the current controversy over the nature of morality -- that is, whether it be relative or absolute -- is THE most crucial debate of our time.

"The book opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking about Western culture. We are so conditioned to believe that morality is relative that such conditioning affects our thinking, our language and diction, our schooling, our media, and (obviously) our morality -- our very way of life (and thus, maybe, our afterlife?). Kreeft makes the case that, with so much at stake, we cannot afford to be wrong."

The book has been written to be entertaining, not simply erudite. Check it out. Or at the very least, check out the reviews.


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