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Re: [xmca] Taking culture into account/Doing harm?
On 24 July 2012 00:39, Martin Packer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm not talking about descriptive universals, Huw, but prescriptive ones.
> Ones that try to tell us what we should do, in the form of abstract
> principles. There have been many attempts to formulate those, too.
Did they confer? ;)
> On Jul 23, 2012, at 6:36 PM, Huw Lloyd wrote:
> > Though there have been attempts at formulating human universals.
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Universals
> > In principle such attempts of traits analysis are compatible with genetic
> > methods.
> > Huw
> >> 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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