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Re: [xmca] Taking culture into account/Doing harm?
Seems to me that formulating universal principles is always a futile attempt to escape from the situated character, the phronesis, that moral judgments necessarily arise from. This makes then fallible, of course (oops, that wasn't a good person after all!), but that's life. It's also why critique, IMHO, has to take place within a dialog between among those involved.
On Jul 23, 2012, at 5:14 PM, Greg Thompson wrote:
> Shweder actually has proposed a set of universal principles. It's just
> that, to my mind, these tend to be rather tautological and therefore seem a
> bit empty (can't recall exactly, but one of these was something like "don't
> do bad things to good people").
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