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Thursday, January 08, 2009
Cultural Relativism and Imposing Values on Others
If cultural relativism is true, then what that means is that the statement "It is wrong to impose your values on people of other cultures" just means "My culture disapproves of my imposing my values on people of other cultures." Which may or may not be true! So if what relativism attempts to do is prevent people from imposing their values on others, it's a dismal failure.