By Gene Outka, John P. Reeder
This quantity facilities on debates approximately how a ways ethical judgments bind throughout traditions and epochs. these days such debates seem specifically risky, either in pop culture and highbrow discourse: even if there's expanding contract that the ethical and political standards invoked in human rights files own cross-cultural strength, many sleek and postmodern advancements erode self assurance in ethical appeals that transcend an area consensus or follow outdoors a specific group. usually the purpose of departure for dialogue is the Enlightenment paradigm of a standard morality, within which it truly is assumed that yes unchanging ideals inhere within the constitution of human cause. while a few thinkers proceed to shield this paradigm, others regulate it in diversified methods with out leaving behind completely the try to deal with a common viewers, and nonetheless others jettison almost all of its distinguishing gains. displaying quite a number positions Western members soak up those debates, this quantity seeks to develop the substance of the debates themselves with no prejudging the result. Rival tests of the Enlightenment paradigm are provided from a number of philosophical and theological issues of view. as well as the editors, the participants comprise Robert Merrihew Adams, Annette C. Baier, Alan Donagan, Margaret A. Farley, Alan Gewirth, David Little, Richard Rorty, Jeffrey Stout, and Lee H. Yearley.