The Many And The One: Religious and Secular Perspectives on Ethical Pluralism in the Modern World
Publisher: Princeton University Press | pages: 382 | 2003 | ISBN: 0691099936 | PDF | 12 mb
As with most essay collections, this book is about theme and variation. The theme is ethical pluralism; the variation is by 'worldview'. First, the theme. Ethical pluralism means a variety of different things. A.) it can mean that values are incommensurate and often irreducibly conflicting; B.) it can mean that within a particular 'worldview' there are a variety of different ways to live; C.) it can mean that there are many, and equally rational, vantage points from which to see the world and the issues therein. This collection - as a collection, not a unit - oscillates between the three meanings.