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Ethical Relativity

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Ethical Relativity

Ethical Relativity
Author Edvard Westermarck
Genre Philosophy
Published 1932
Media type Print

Ethical Relativity is a 1932 book by the Finnish philosopher Edvard Westermarck, one of his main works.[1]


  • Summary 1
  • Scholarly reception 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
    • Footnotes 4.1
    • Bibliography 4.2


Westermark attacks the idea that moral principles express objective value.[1]

Scholarly reception

Ethical Relativity was a widely noted contribution to international discussion of its subject.[2]

See also



  1. ^ a b Pojman 1999. p. 970.
  2. ^ Hintikka 2005. p. 303.


  • Hintikka, Jaakko (2005). Honderich, Ted, ed. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  
  • Pojman, Louis P. (1999). Audi, Robert, ed. The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  
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