Ethical Relativity

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Ethical Relativity
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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]


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

Scholarly reception[edit]

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



  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. ISBN 0-19-926479-1. 
  • Pojman, Louis P. (1999). Audi, Robert, ed. The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-63722-8.