Subjective? Objective? Something Else?
It is common to hear many reduce morality to it either being subjective or objective, but how accurate is that?
Are people defining these terms properly? Are there correct definitions for the context?
If one part of morality is subjective, does that make it all subjective?
Well, tonight these two atheists, discuss the difference, one taking the stance from a philosophical point of view (Dave) the other (Kriss) taking a contemporary atheist approach.
Related Articles and Podcasts on Morality
- On Morality: Defining Our Terms
- On Morality: Moral Subjectivism
- CMT: Subjective / Objective Morals / Morality
- Is Value Entirely Subjective?
- On Value
- Podcast: Morality – S01:E03
- Podcast: What is Morality?
- Podcast: Moral Subjectivism and Relativism
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SEP: Moral Realism
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